The Walmart in Antioch was evacuated Thursday morning following a bomb threat, but no explosives devices were found, police said.
The Antioch Police Department responded around 7:30 a.m. Thursday to the Walmart, 475 East Route 173, for a report of a bomb threat.
Antioch Police Department Detective Sergeant Charles Smith told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that officers evacuated the building.
A bomb-sniffing canine was also contacted and responded to the scene.
A search of the building did not turn up any explosives devices or suspicious articles, Smith said, adding that the building was deemed safe.
The Walmart has since reopened and the Antioch Police Department Investigations Division is currently following up on leads, Smith said.
In early September, the same Walmart was the victim of two bomb threats in the span of 24 hours.
Both of those incidents caused the store to be evacuated while police searched for explosives but nothing was found either time, officials said at the time.
Smith said that the most recent bomb threat at the store Thursday morning is not believed to be connected to the September threats. “At this time there is no direct link between the two incidents,” he said.