Former Wal-Mart employee allegedly threatens to shoot up store

Published 3:19 pm 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.

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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.