October 17, 2020 Breaking News in Morehead City
Update 4: Scene cleared at 7:45 pm and Walmart will reopen at 7 am on October 18, 2020.
Update 3: We can now confirm that the Cherry Point Bomb Squad is actively working with Morehead City police at the Morehead City Walmart. Still no word on whether the sheriff’s department or any federal agencies are enroute to help investigate. There is also no word at 6:45 pm if a threat was neutralized or if there was anything found.
Update 2: As of 4:30 pm, there is still no word of an all clear.
Update 1: As of 2:45 pm, there is still no word of an all clear at the Morehead City Walmart.
Law enforcement officials are currently investigating a bomb threat at the Walmart Supercenter in Morehead City NC which saw the evacuation of the building around noon.
At this time, it’s not known which agencies are assisting the Morehead City Police, or if an all clear has been given. The latest news information we have is that at around noon radio scanner traffic indicated that all entrances to the building were closed after the bomb threat.
There is no indication if the Carteret County Sheriff’s Department is on-scene or if Cherry Point bomb teams are on-scene.
This page will be updated as soon as we learn more.
October 17 by Jerry: Last I heard the police called for a bomb team to clear the building which could take about an hour for the team to arrive and begin the work. Does anyone know if MCPD has a team, or if the Sheriff does, or if that team has to come from Cherry Point?
In Reply to Jerry: In the past, it’s always been Cherry Point but local law enforcement in recent years may have received the required gear and education to dispose of bombs.
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