Investigation Continues In Explosion At Wichita Walmart

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Police continue to investigate after a homemade device exploded at a Wichita Walmart Thursday morning.

Shortly after 9 a.m. yesterday, someone detonated a small chemical 'bomb,' consisting of a 20-ounce soda bottle, an unknown liquid and aluminum foil at the Walmart store located at Kellogg and Dugan.

The blast in the men's department was small, and didn't cause injury to anyone. Several customers in the area did witness the explosion but were unable to give any suspect description.

Officers are reviewing surveillance video from the store, but so far no arrests have been made.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

An investigation is underway after a small explosion at a west Wichita Walmart.

The call came in around 9 a.m. from the Walmart located at Kellogg and Dugan in west Wichita. The caller told 911 that something small had blown up in the men's department.

Officers, along with HazMat crews responded and discovered that a small chemical 'bomb' made in a soda bottle was set off in that section of the store. The 20-ounce bottle was filled with an unknown liquid and aluminum foil.

No one was hurt, and the store was never evacuated. There was minor damage to the floor.

So far, no arrests have been made. Sgt. Jerry Quick says store security tapes will be reviewed and the police department's bomb disposal team will investigate the device.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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