Wal Mart Bomb Threat Suspect Behind Bars

Published 04/21 2014 11:40AM

Updated 04/21 2014 11:56AM

William Edwards, image from arklatexhomepage.com
William Edwards, image from arklatexhomepage.com
TEXARKANA, TX (arklatexhomepage.com) -- Police have arrested the man they believe threatened to set off bombs at Walmarts in Texas and Arkansas.

William Edwards, 46, was taken into custody over the weekend by Ashdown, Arkansas police. On Friday Edwards allegedly called in bomb threats forcing several Walmart stores to be closed for hours.

Because of the threat, stores on New Boston Road in Texarkana, TX, on Stateline Ave. in Texarkana, AR and the location in Ashdown all had to be swept for safety.

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