Man walking into Walmart said his bag had a bomb in it, police say

A man who dropped a bag at the Walmart Supercenter and said it contained a bomb was soon arrested.

The bag was empty and the man told authorities it was a prank, Police Sgt. Joshua Bromen said.

It happened Wednesday morning at the Walmart on U.S. 49.

Bromen said the store was not evacuated because it was quickly determined the bag was empty.

There’s no word yet on who the man is or what charges he faces.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews