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Bomb hoax evacuates Hermitage Wal-Mart

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HERMITAGE, Pa. -

 Hermitage police are investigating an apparent bomb hoax that caused the evacuation of the Wal-Mart Store on North Hermitage Road on Monday.

Police say they were dispatched to the store at 3:40 p.m. after Wal-Mart personnel received a phone call from an unknown male claiming there was a bomb in the store.

The caller hung up, with the call only lasting seconds.

Customers and employees evacuated the store as the premises were searched by members of the police department, the fire department, as well as members of Pennsylvania Region 13 Task Force.

The Task Force consists of three canine units from the Mercer County Sheriff's Office, New Castle Police Department and Pittsburgh Police Department.

No explosive device was located and the store reopened for business.

You can find more information about the Region 13 Task Force by clicking on this link.

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