Public Awareness – Social Media Threat

A widely shared social media threat warning patrons against shopping at Walmart this weekend appears to have no credibility and no connection to the Montgomery area.

The Montgomery Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have researched the posts, which allege the threat of violence at Walmart this weekend and warn against shopping there. The posts do not reference a specific location, but have been shared many times locally and have alarmed the public, especially in the wake of the El Paso shooting.

The Montgomery Police Department’s Criminal Information Operations Bureau has determined there is no indication the posts are credible and that they appear to be a viral social media threat with no basis in fact and no connection to this area.

The Montgomery Police Department encourages anyone with information related to a potential threat against any person or establishment to contact CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP, Secret Witness at 625-4000, or MPD at 625-2831.

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