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Willmar Police: New London boys have confessed to Wal-Mart threat

WILLMAR — Two New London-area boys have confessed to making the bomb threat directed last week at the Willmar Wal-Mart Supercenter.

According to a Facebook post by the Willmar Police Department, the investigation into the threat resulted in a confession made by the boys, ages 13 and 16, who will be charged with terroristic threats.

Store officials evacuated the store when the threat was made around 3:30 p.m. Thursday and law enforcement officials searched the store and found no suspicious devices. The store was reopened about 30 minutes later.

Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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