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Algonquin Wal-Mart evacuated after bomb threat

ALGONQUIN – Police on Monday evacuated the Wal-Mart on Randall Road after employees received a bomb threat, according to a news release.

About 9:50 a.m. employees of the Algonquin Wal-mart received a call indicating there was a bomb in the store, the news release said.

"We take those threats very seriously," Wal-Mart spokeswoman Betsy Harden said.

There were no indications the report was valid, but the building was evacuated to ensure safety to all store patrons and employees, the news release said.

The Algonquin Police Department and Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District set up perimeters around the store.

The Kane County Bomb Squad responded, completed a K-9 search of the building, and was unable to locate any explosive device the news release said.

The scene was cleared at approximately 1:25 p.m.

An investigation is pending in regards to the nature of the complaint and the individual responsible for placing the call. 

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