A Walmart in Clinton, Utah is being evacuated. Reports of a man with a gun inside the store. Authorities are asking civilians to avoid the area. The Walmart is located at 1632 N 2000 W, Clinton, Utah. Emergency officials responded to search and clear the store.
The evacuation at the Clinton Walmart came just hours after the bomb squad was called to a Clinton, Utah neighborhood after “homemade explosives” were found on Wednesday morning. Due to the homemade explosives, authorities issued a shelter-in-place order for residents, which has since been lifted.
At about 5:15 p.m. EST, employees were given the all clear and were allowed to return back to work.
Utah is one of 31 states in the United States that allows the open-carry of firearms. That is all the information available at this time.
BREAKING: Reports of Walmart in Clinton being evacuated due to man with gun. Avoid the area if possible. pic.twitter.com/cx5oV55pdi
— FOX 13 News Utah (@fox13) June 13, 2018
Walmart, a multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores, is the world’s largest company by revenue as well as the largest private employer in the world with 2.3 million employees.
The evacuation at the Clinton Walmart is just the latest in a series of evacuations, lockdowns, and shootings that have occurred in the United States over the last couple of years. Despite the staggering death totals, the nation’s lawmakers have been slow to shore up our country’s gun laws.
According to data from the Gun Violence Archive, a total of 100 mass shooting incidents have occurred as of May 17. In 2017, there were 346 mass shootings in the United States.
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