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Bear spray causes evacuation of Greeley Walmart

Bear spray causes evacuation of Greeley Walmart

Greeley police stated some individuals thought there was a person with a gun within the retailer, which turned out to not be true.

GREELEY, Colo. — A Walmart in Greeley was closed for a number of hours after, police stated, a suspected shoplifter assaulted staff with bear spray Sunday afternoon, resulting in the evacuation of the shop.

In response to the Greeley Police Division (GPD), officers had been referred to as to the Walmart at tenth Road and forty seventh Avenue simply after 1:30 p.m. on a report of somebody who had sprayed staff with bear spray.

Whereas officers had been on their method, GPD stated, dispatchers began getting calls reporting there was a person with a gun within the retailer. GPD stated once they obtained there, officers rapidly decided bear spray had been used, however there was by no means a person with a gun.

Greeley Fireplace and EMS handled no less than 5 individuals for bear spray publicity, based on police.

GPD stated retailer staff tried to detain a suspected shoplifter, who then used the bear spray on them so he might escape. He drove away earlier than officers obtained there, police stated.

GPD stated the shop was evacuated as a security precaution and was closed whereas Greeley Fireplace helped take away the residual spray from the shop. The shop reopened round 7:40 p.m., based on police. 

Police don’t consider there may be any risk to the group.

Anybody with info on the case or who witnessed it and has not already been interviewed by officers is requested to name GPD’s entrance desk at 970-350-9605.

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