Shoppers in Winn Dixie were asked to leave the store around noon on Friday due to a bomb threat.
Shoppers in Winn Dixie were asked to leave the store around noon on Friday due to a bomb threat.

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Authorities investigate Winn Dixie bomb threat

Published 3:40pm Friday, March 1, 2013

Authorities responded to a bomb threat at the Winn Dixie grocery store in Clanton at about noon on Friday.

Clanton Police Chief Brian Stilwell said after the store was thoroughly searched no evidence was found to suggest a bomb was inside.

Stilwell said employees at the store implemented a safety plan upon hearing of the threat and everyone had evacuated the store shortly after the 911 call came in.

Clanton police, the Chilton County Sheriff’s Department and the Clanton Fire Department responded to the scene.

The shopping center was closed off while authorities searched the store and police officers directed traffic along Ollie Avenue for more than 30 minutes.

Stilwell said the investigation continues to determine who originally made the call reporting the bomb.


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  • fairygrandmother

    Last year’s bomb threat at Walmart was called by a young person from some northern state not a local source. But you are right….considering the climate of fear in these times and the mandatory penalties I am amazed that people still amuse themselves this way.

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  • tenfold

    Someone rrreeaallyy didn’t want to work his/her shift.

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  • Katherine Reece

    Wow… I must have left the store RIGHT before this happened! And someone in CC needs to get a life!

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