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John Thomas Buchanan was arrested for allegedly calling in a bomb threat to the Walmart in Bluefield, VA John Thomas Buchanan was arrested for allegedly calling in a bomb threat to the Walmart in Bluefield, VA
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One person is under arrest after a bomb threat at an area Walmart.

Bluefield, VA Police Chief Harry Cundiff said John Buchanon, 35, of Bluefield, WV is charged with providing false information in connection to the threat.

Dispatchers say police were called to the Walmart in Bluefield, Tazewell County around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.  The store was evacuated.

Cundiff said the call originally came in saying a woman threatened to blow up the Walmart.

Police arrested the woman at the scene and upon further investigation learned it was Buchanon who falsely accused the woman of the threat.

She was released and Buchanon was arrested.

Dispatchers say the store has since been re-opened.