Shoppers forced from Dauphin mall by threat Friday afternoon

Shoppers were forced to evacuate the shopping mall in Dauphin, Man., Friday afternoon after a store in the mall received a threat. 

Dauphin fire chief Cam Abrey said the Walmart in Dauphin received a threat of a bomb in the store at about 2 p.m. Friday.  

The Dauphin Marketplace Mall was evacuated as a precaution while emergency crews conducted a thorough search of the store, Abrey said. 

Staff and customers were allowed to re-enter the mall after crews determined there was no real danger.

While crews in Dauphin — about 250 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg — were investigating the threat, another threat was received at the Walmart in Yorkton, Sask., a city about 170 kilometres west of Dauphin. 

RCMP received a report of a threat directed at the store on the east side of Yorkton around 1:35 p.m. local time.

The investigation found that threat was also unfounded, according to RCMP.

Police are continuing to investigate both threats.

There is no word on whether the two incidents are linked.