Bomb threat at Cheektowaga Walden Ave Target

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. -- The Target on Walden Ave in Cheektowaga was evacuated following a bomb threat Saturday evening, said Cheektowaga Police Assistant Chief Jim Speyer. 

He said the threat was made by phone Saturday evening around 7 p.m. The threat stated there was a bomb in the store that would go off at midnight. 

Cheektowaga Police and Erie County Sheriff's Deputies responded. A suspicious package was removed from the store and will be examined, Speyer said Saturday evening. 

The Target remained closed until around 9:15 p.m. Saturday. The Erie County Sheriff's Department Bomb Squad also responded to the scene. 

No other stores in the area closed and traffic was not affected, Speyer said. 

 

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