JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — An investigation is ongoing after an alleged bomb threat at a Johnson City Walmart on Tuesday.
The Johnson City Police Department’s (JCPD) Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit responded to the store just after 10:30 a.m., a release from the department states. Multiple other agencies from Washington County, Johnson City, Jonesborough and Bristol responded to the scene as well.
Police responded after James Cash allegedly called 911 to report he’d driven to the Walmart parking lot and parked the vehicle with a “possible bomb inside.”
The Walmart “was at least partially closed and had very limited access to the public for approximately three hours,” the JCPD reports.
Cash, of Johnson City, was reportedly found on the scene, and police determined there was no explosive device in the vehicle. Cash was arrested and charged with false reports.
According to the JCPD, Cash was transported to the Washington County Detention Center and placed on a $25,000 bond. He is set to appear in court Wednesday afternoon.