The Walmarts in Antioch and Round Lake Beach have been evacuated Tuesday afternoon following a second bomb threat in less than 24 hours, police said.
The Antioch Police Department responded around 12:20 p.m. Tuesday to the Walmart, 475 East Route 173, for a report of a bomb threat.
The Round Lake Beach Police Department was also called a short time later to the Walmart, 2680 North Route 83, for a report of bomb threat.
Antioch police said in a Facebook post that officers were investigating the threat. Officials also said that customers and employees in both buildings had been evacuated.
“Everyone has been evacuated from the building and the situation is under control. Please stay away from the area for your safety until further notice. Thank you for your understanding,” Antioch police said.
Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that the Lake County Sheriff’s Office sent an explosives detection canine unit to the Round Lake Beach Walmart around 1:10 p.m. Tuesday.
Both Round Lake Beach and Antioch Walmarts experienced bomb threats Monday evening as well.
Police cleared both Walmarts by late Monday evening and said that no explosive devices had been found.
“At this time the Antioch Police Department has deemed the area safe. We would like to thank the Lake County Sheriff for the assistance with their Explosive Detection K9 Team as well as the Lake Villa Police Department with providing resources.”
Police also said they were continuing to actively investigate the threats and those responsible for them would be held accountable.