Man behind Walmart bomb threat gets house arrest

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 who told Cornwall Walmart employees last summer he planted a bomb in the store has been sentenced to 60 days of house arrest.

Albert Givogue, 74, was found guilty after a one day trial last week.

He was found guilty on a single count of mischief, while a charge of threats was withdrawn at the request of the Crown.

In addition, Givogue will be on probation for three years, will have to pay $1,298.28 in restitution to Walmart as well as a victim fine surcharge.

The Ninth Street store had to be evacuated for an hour on July 18, 2015 during a busy shopping afternoon on a Saturday.

Police and firefighters checked the store but a bomb was never found.