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Police: Academy Sports evacuated; given the all clear

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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A West Monroe store was evacuated on Saturday after a customer was overheard talking about a bomb, according to police.

Academy Sports on 111 Constitution Drive has been given the all clear after police searched the facility.

Officers say someone notified management about a conversation containing the word "bomb" and management notified corporate. Police say corporate asked managers to evacuate the store for safety reasons.

Police believe no bad intentions were ever meant by that conversation or to the store.

Earlier in the week, Walmart Supercenter was evacuated after a suspicious bag was found in the Home and Pharmacy section of the store.

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