Walmart bomb threat suspect on trial in February

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 – A man accused of suggesting he planted a bomb in the Cornwall Walmart will go on trial early next year.

Albert Givogue, 74, is facing charges of threats, mischief and false messages.

Court has set aside three hours for a one-day trial on February 3, 2016.

Police swarmed the big box store on July 18, 2015 during a busy Saturday afternoon for shoppers. It touched off a one-hour evacuation.

A man had said to a store associate that he had left a bomb in the Ninth Street store, said police.

The building was swept by firefighters, police and store managers but nothing was ever found.

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