WYTHEVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The Wytheville Police Department is investigating a bomb threat that was called into a Wytheville Walmart on January 22.

Around 11:10 p.m. on Sunday, several first responders including the Virginia Tech Police Explosive Detection K9’s Wytheville Police Patrol went to Walmart after a bomb threat was received by employees.

Authorities said the call was an apparent hoax and there is no continued threat to the public.

As officials continue their investigation, they ask anyone with additional information to email wpdtips@wytheville.org or call Detective Anders at 276-223-3308. They said tips and callers could remain anonymous.

WFXR News will update this story as additional details become available.