The Sam’s Club at 600 W. Central Texas Expressway in Harker Heights was evacuated around lunchtime Wednesday due to a reported bomb threat, but no bomb was found, Harker Heights police said.
A Sam’s Club employee called police at 11:23 a.m. saying there was a bomb in the store and did not provide further information, according to police spokesman Sgt. Steve Miller.
At 11:38 a.m., Heights police asked a bomb-sniffing dog with the Killeen K-9 unit. At 12:24 p.m., police cleared the store.
There was a heavy police presence around the store, but people were allowed back inside at 12:25 p.m.
There was a car accident on U.S. Highway 190 at 11:57 a.m., Miller said. That happened in Killeen about a quarter-mile down the road, and did not appear connected to the Sam’s Club incident.