Ware Walmart reopened after bomb threat, suspect in custody

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WARE — A bomb threat prompted the evacuation of a Walmart store yesterday, leading to the swift arrest of a suspect, authorities said.

Around 4 p.m., Walmart management reported to the Ware Police Department that a customer had made a statement suggesting a bomb threat to the store.

The store was promptly evacuated as a precaution.

Ware Police, along with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police, Ware Fire Department, and police departments from West Brookfield, Hardwick, and Palmer, responded to the scene.

Anthony Quink was taken into custody by Ware Police without incident shortly after the threat was reported.

The Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad, supported by their K9 unit, and the U-Mass K9 Unit conducted a thorough sweep of the premises.

The building was declared safe and operations at the Walmart resumed approximately two hours later.

The Ware Police Department praised Walmart employees and management for their quick and composed response during the incident.

No injuries were reported, and the store resumed normal business following the clearance.

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