Lake Delton Police Department squad car
Dells Events file photo

The Lake Delton Walmart was closed for more than an hour the afternoon of Nov. 1 following a bomb threat called in to the store.

Authorities searched the store at 130 Commerce Street and determined it to be safe. The store reopened just after 6 p.m., according to a news release from Lake Delton Police Chief Daniel Hardman.

Lake Delton police were assisted at the scene by first responders from the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, Dells-Delton Ambulance Service and Delton Fire Department and Walmart employees.

Lake Delton police were dispatched to the store at 4:36 p.m. following a report of the threat, which police said “was called in directly” to Walmart.

A Sauk County Nixle text alert distributed at 5:19 p.m. advised people to avoid the business and a subsequent alert warned recipients to keep out of the area.

Wisconsin State Patrol vehicles, their emergency lights flashing, blocked the two entrances to the store’s parking just after 5 p.m. Vehicles were allowed to exit but not enter the lot, and a Walmart employee advised passing motorists of the situation.

A Nixle alert at 6:06 p.m. indicated the store had reopened.

“There is not believed to be an imminent danger to the public, and Walmart has returned to normal business,” the news release said.

Lake Delton police detectives “are continuing to investigate the incident,” the release said.

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