Brampton Walmart re-opens after bomb threat

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Published October 5, 2022 at 6:42 pm

The Walmart on the Brampton-Caledon border shut down earlier today along with an area high school due to a bomb threat has reopened to customers.

Peel Regional Police received reports of a bomb threat shortly before 11:30 a.m. October 5. The threats claimed that an explosive device or devices had been spirited inside of Mayfield Secondary School and a Walmart Supercentre on Mayfield Dr.

Peel police confirmed about an hour later that they were investigating the threats and ordered the evacuations of the buildings and the Mayfield Recreation Centre. The high school students were sent to James Grieve Public School, about a ten-minute walk away.

The Caledon OPP instructed parents to come to the north entrance of James Grieve to pick up their children. A heavy police presence was on the scene to investigate, closing down Dixie and Mayfield Rds, Countryside Dr and Bramalea Rd, and Torbram and Mayfield Rds.

No injuries were reported, but police remained in the area for some time to scour the large buildings for explosives. Officers were still searching as of 5 p.m.

The Mayfield Rd Walmart confirmed shortly after 6 p.m. that customers were once more allowed back in the store.

The investigation remains ongoing. Police have not commented on the source of the threats.

 

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