MEDFORD, Ore. – A man has been arrested after calling in a fake bomb threat to the South Medford Walmart Tuesday evening.
The suspect, Donnie Lee Anderson, phoned police reporting a pipe bomb in the electronics section of the store. Police contacted management and made the decision to have shoppers evacuate. After searching, officials found no explosive device and the store reopened an hour later.
Anderson is well known to police and had been observed leaving the store while it was being evacuated. They later learned he had placed the phone call and spotted him in his vehicle at the Fred Meyer across the street. Officers even found the 911 call on his cell phone, which was still on him at the time.
Anderson was placed under arrest and taken to the Jackson County Jail for disorderly conduct and initiating a false report. Police are investigating whether or not he was involved in two other bomb threats at the South Medford Walmart which occurred in May & June.