Officials: No threat following claims of man with a gun inside Walmart
RICHLANDS, Onslow County - Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller says deputies responded to the Walmart in Richlands following claims of a man with a gun.
Miller says after responding, deputies evacuated and searched the location. No threat was discovered.
A message was posted on the official Onslow County Government Facebook page Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. stating:
"Onslow County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that NO PERSON WITH A GUN was in the Richlands Walmart. Investigators learned the person in question was seen stealing an item from the store. NO ONE was walking around with a gun nor threatening people. OCSO deputies will continue to investigate the individual allegedly seen stealing."
The Walmart reopened shortly before noon.