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  • Writer's pictureKaren Brittingham-Edmond

Rash of Bomb Threats at Walgreens Stores Raise Concerns In South N.J.

June 29, 2024

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EVESHAM TOWNSHIP, NJ —Thursday, June 27, 2024, at 11:30 A.M., a bomb threat was reported at the Burlington County Walgreens located at 404 NJ-73, Evesham, NJ 08053. The local Evesham police were alerted concerning the emergency, per a report shared by Kaitlyn McCormick and Nick Butler in The Courier eNewspaper, June 28, 2024, titled "Bomb Scares Target Walgreens Store In South Jersey Towns."


Approximately two bomb threats were reported in South Jersey—one at Walgreens in Evesham, NJ, and the other located in Glassboro, NJ. The sudden trend of Walgreens Stores has experienced 20 bomb threats nationwide. During the bomb threat in Evesham on Thursday, Rte 73 was closed for safety measures per Police Chief Walt Miller. https://patch.com/new-jersey/gloucestertownship/bomb-threat-south-jersey-walgreens-closed-nearby-businesses-roads



Per an earlier report in Riverton, WY, a Walgreens located at 845 N. Federal Blvd Walgreens employee received a phone call that a pipebomb was in the store and that he would not detonate the bomb unless the employee "purchased $5,000 worth of gift cards and gave him the numbers over the phone." Per a report by County 10 news article that shares "community news streams throughout Fremont County located in WY." the June 25 incident at Walgreens stemmed from a fake bomb threat scam call. Per Fremont County Police, the bomb threat incident happened approximately at 2:30 P.M.

Thankfully, no pipe bombs were located.



Per studies, Americans have become far more cautious about bomb threats since the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon tragedy and the September/11/2001 attack on the World Trade Center Twin Towers located in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan in New York. Although studies have shared that most bomb threats are more than likely false it's still a scary reality that one too many Americans are experiencing in their lifetime. Please keep in mind that bomb threats are serious until proven otherwise.


To learn more about bomb threats and what to do as a civilian, please click the New Jersey City University Department of Public Safety Response Guide Link here: https://www.njcu.edu/sites/default/files/pdfs/response_guide_5_1.pdf




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