ST. CLOUD - Three bomb threats reported within an hour of each other are believed to be a hoax and possibly related, according to St. Cloud Police and Sartell Police.

The Sartell Walmart had been evacuated, Sartell police officer Jarod Cooper says police were called to the scene shortly after 1:00 p.m. after reports came in of a possible bomb inside the Walmart. Cooper says the report was a hoax and nothing suspicious was found. Police are now letting employees and customers back into the store.

St. Cloud police responded to the first bomb threat at St. Cloud Library from 12:29 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The second bomb threat was reported at Cash Wise just after 1:00 p.m. at 1001 4th Street Southeast.

St. Cloud Police and Fire responded to both the St. Cloud Library and Cash wise locations and determined there was no threat. Nothing suspicious was found and customers/guests were allowed back inside.

Staff at both locations made the decision to evacuate.

Police say all three incidents seem to be a hoax and could be related.

Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
Chrissy Gaetke, WJON

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