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Employee charged after bathroom bomb threat prompts evacuation of Walmart in Seneca Falls

Cody Alexander, 20, of Seneca Falls, was charged in connection to a bomb threat at a Walmart Supercenter in Seneca Falls (Seneca Falls Police)

A man was arrested in connection to a reported written bomb threat at a Walmart Supercenter in Seneca Falls.

According to Seneca Falls Police, 911 officials received a call from a manager at the store around 2:38 p.m. Monday. The manager said a reported bomb threat in the building was written on the wall in one of the store's bathrooms.

An evacuation of the store then took place while police responded to the scene.

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office used their bomb detection K9 to assist in clearing the building, police said.

Around 3:59 p.m. the store was cleared by police and was able to be re-opened.

An investigation led to the arrest of Cody A. Alexander, 20, of Seneca Falls.

Following an interview with police, Alexander was arrested and charged with one count of making a terroristic threat, a class D felony.

Alexander was arraigned in the Town of Seneca Falls Court where he was released on his own recognizance. He did not have any criminal history before this event.

Police stressed that there was never an actual bomb and the public was never in any danger.

Alexander is scheduled to re-appear in court on May 9.

The Seneca County Sheriffs Office, New York State Police, Waterloo Police Department, Seneca Falls Fire Department, North Seneca Ambulance and the Seneca County Office of Emergency Management assisted at the scene.

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