Update: The Gardnerville Walmart is reopening about three hours after a bomb threat prompted its evacuation.
All entrances into the store have been reopened and management has taken the store back over from the Sheriff's Office.
Douglas County Sheriff’s investigators responded after noon with the evacuation reported at about 1:15 p.m.
The evacuation was conducted out of an abundance of caution.
Staff and customers were cleared from the store within 15 minutes as deputies directed traffic away from area.
Tahoe-Douglas Bomb Squad responded to the store with a bomb sniffing dog.
The store is closed while the store is searched. Grant Avenue and other entrances to the Walmart along Highway 395 are blocked off while the store is searched.
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