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West Monroe man arrested after claiming to put bomb in Walmart restroom

Monroe, LA - A West Monroe man tells a Walmart employee he's got a bomb, causing an evacuation and landing him behind bars.

Early Tuesday morning, 32-year-old Jon Thompson went up to an assistant manager at the Walmart on Louisville Avenue in Monroe claiming to have placed a bomb in the men's bathroom.

The manager evacuated around thirty employees into the parking lot while deputies arrested Thompson in the restroom.

There are no further details on the investigation into the bomb threat at this time.

Thompson is being held in the Ouachita Correctional Center, charged with terrorizing.

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