Target on Walden Ave. evacuated after bomb threat called in

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB)- Cheektowaga Police responded to the Target on Walden Ave. Saturday evening after a someone called the store to report a bomb threat.

Assistant Chief Jim Speyer tells News 4 the store called police around 6:45 p.m. Once on scene, officers found a suspicious package inside the battery recycling bin in the store.

The store was evacuated.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad was called to the scene as a precaution. The bomb squad did an x-ray of the package but determined it was only an imitation device.

Asst. Chief Speyer tells us there are no suspects at this time.

The Target reopened around 9 p.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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