Former Wal-Mart employee allegedly threatens to shoot up storePublished 3:19pm Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Burnsville Police Department is handling a report of a 64-year-old woman and former employee who allegedly threatened to shoot and kill people at Wal-Mart in Austin.
The woman, who called from Burnsville, reportedly threatened a Wal-Mart representative in Oklahoma about an issue with her employment and added she was going to get a gun to kill people at the Austin store. That Wal-Mart representative notified the Austin Wal-Mart last Thursday afternoon about what the woman said.
The Austin Wal-Mart then requested and paid for an Austin police officer to monitor the building. Officers stayed at Wal-Mart on a 72-hour rotation.
A Burnsville officer was able to contact the woman, who denied making any threats. Any formal charges against the woman would be filed in Burnsville, according to the Austin Police Department.