Update - February 16, 2020 at 9:15 AM
On February 15th at around 9:15 PM the Medicine Hat Walmart was placed on lock down after the Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) received a report of a threat involving a firearm directed at a specific employee working in the store.
The caller made comments about attending the store to confront the employee. As a result the business was secured by MHPS to protect the safety of all employees and customers, both in the store and in the immediate area.
The lock down lasted for approximately one hour and once it was deemed safe everyone within the store was escorted off the premise.
The MHPS Major Crimes Sections has assumed responsibility of the investigation which is ongoing to uncover the source and validity of the call.
S/Sgt Ryan Thorburn
Medicine Hat Police Service
The event that occurred at Walmart this evening has safely come to a conclusion. A report involving a firearm was received and out of an abundance of caution, for the safety of employees and customers the business was locked down. The Medicine Hat Police Service would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation during this time. Further comments will be provided shortly.