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Cortland Walmart evacuated after reports of a person with a gun

A Cortland County Walmart was evacuated on Saturday evening after receiving a report that a person with a gun was in the store.

At around 6:23 p.m. the Walmart in the Town of Cortlandville received an anonymous phone call reporting a person with a gun inside the store at 819 Bennie Road.

Officers conducted a search of the store and were unable to locate any such person. As a precaution the Walmart was evacuated with the assistance of the Walmart employees while law enforcement conducted a search of the building.

The Walmart was re-opened and law enforcement are continuing to investigate the incident, including the source of the anonymous report.

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