The Seneca Falls Walmart store was evacuated for more than an hour Monday afternoon after a manager reported to police finding a note written on a bathroom wall claiming a bomb was in the building.
A K-9 search of the building was conducted and the store was was allowed to reopen at 4. An investigation by Seneca Falls police led to the arrest of a 20 year old employee. Cody Alexander, of Seneca Falls, is charged with felony making a terroristic threat. He will appear in court next month.
Seneca Falls Police say the public was never in any danger during Monday’s incident.
Seneca Falls Police News Release-
On Monday, April 2, 2018, at 2:38 pm the Seneca County 911 Center received a call from a manager at the Walmart Supercenter in the Town of Seneca Falls. The manager reported a note written on the wall of the bathroom reporting a bomb in the building. An evacuation of the store commenced while the Seneca Falls Police Department responded. On scene, the Seneca Falls Police Department was assisted by 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. The Seneca County Sheriffs Office utilized their bomb detection K9 to assist in clearing the building. At 3:59 pm the store was cleared by police and was able to be re-opened. An investigation by the police department led to an employee, Cody A. Alexander, age 20, of Seneca Falls, New York. Following his interview with police, at 6:29 pm Alexander was arrested and charged with one count of Making a Terroristic Threat, a class D felony. He was arraigned in the Town of Seneca Falls Court where he was released on his own recognizance. Alexander did not have any criminal history before this event. The police department would like to stress that there was never an actual bomb and the public was never in danger. Alexander is scheduled to re-appear in town court on May 9, 2018, at 9:00 am.