Walmart Bomb Threats: Tracking Down the Suspect

Police evacuate stores from coast to coast after mysterious calls.
1:29 | 07/31/12

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AND POLICE BACK HERE AT HOME TONIGHT MAYBE ONE STEP CLOSER TO SOVMING THE WALMART CASE. WHO IS PHONING IN ALL OF BOMB THREATS FROM COAST TO CREST. ALEX PEREZ TONIGHT HAS A PROMISING NEW CLUE. Reporter: BOMB SQUADS, POLICE K-9 UNITES AND PANIC. A SCENE BECOMING ALL TOO FAMILIAR AT WALMART STORES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, MOST HAVING ONE THING IN COMMON -- A CHILLING ROBOTIC-SOUNDING VOICE CALLING IN A BOMB THREAT WARNING THE STORES THEY HAVE TWO HOURS TO EVACUATE OR EVERYONE WOULD DIE. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON. THEY WERE RUSHED OUT. Reporter: FROM ARROYO GRANDE, CALIFORNIA -- OUT WEST -- TO SECAUCUS, NEW JERSEY, OUT EAST AND MISSOURI AND KANSAS IN THE MIDWEST, 14 BOMB THREATS HAVE BEEN CALLED IN TO WALMART STORES SINCE FRIDAY, THE CALLS EACH TRIGGERING STORE EVACUATIONS AND SEARCHES. WALMART SAYS THEY ARE WORKING WITH INVESTIGATORS TO PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION THAT MIGHT HELP CATCH THE CALLER. AUTHORITIES BELIEVE ONE PERSON IS LIKELY BEHIND MOST OF THESE THREATS, AND THEY SUSPECT THAT PERSON IS USING A SPOOFING DEVICE TO MAKE THE CALLS DIFFICULT TO TRACE. UNTIL THEY DETERMINE WHO THE CALLER 2U8LY IS, THEY HAVE TO TREAT EVERY ONE LIKE THEY ARE REAL. Reporter: BUT TODAY, A POSSIBLE BREAK. INVESTIGATORS TRACED ONE OF THOSE CALLS TO FORT MEYERS, FLORIDA. AND POLICE ARE RESPONDING IN FULL FORCE TO EACH THREAT, BUT SO FAR, NO BOMBS HAVE BEEN FOUND. ALEX PEREZ, ABC NEWS, CHICAGO.

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