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Updated Aug 16, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Bomb threat shuts down Chandler Walmart

PHOENIX -- A Walmart store in Chandler was evacuated Friday morning after someone called in a bomb threat.

Police Sgt. Joseph Favazzo said the store, near Arizona Avenue and Pecos Road, and parking lot were being swept by a bomb squad.

Favazzo said his office received a call shortly before 10 a.m. from a man who said he was upset about a shoplifting accusation and was on his way to the store with a bomb.

No other details were immediately available.

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