Charges laid in bomb threat at Cornwall Walmart

Cornwall police cruisers line up outside the Walmart on Ninth Street July 18, 2015 after the store received a bomb threat. The store had to be evacuated for just over an hour. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL — An elderly man is facing charges in connection to a bomb threat that touched off a one-hour evacuation of Walmart on July 18.

City police arrested Albert Givogue, 74, on Wednesday and charged him with threats, mischief and false messages.

Police say a man said to a store associate that he had left a bomb in the Walmart store on Ninth Street.

The store had to be evacuated for just over an hour while firefighters, police and store managers swept the building — they found nothing.

Givogue will appear in a Cornwall court Sept. 8.

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