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UPDATE: Report of person with gun at Santa Maria Walmart unfounded, police say

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Posted at 2:58 PM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 18:21:29-05

UPDATE (3:20 p.m.) - Police say they evacuated the building but no one with a gun was found. Officers say they have been unable to reach the person who made the original report.

Walmart has since reopened.
ORIGINAL STORY: Police were responding to Walmart in Santa Maria Monday afternoon after receiving reports of a person inside with a gun.

The call came in for the store on the 2200 block of Bradley Road.

As of 2:43 p.m., Santa Maria police said officers on scene had not found anyone with a gun.

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.