NAMPA —Police arrested one person in connection with a bomb scare at a Nampa Walmart and charged them with one count of making a false bomb threat.

Jael Perez, 19, of Nampa was arrested Tuesday at a residence near the Walmart on 12th Avenue. Police said they have not identified or located a second suspect, but they believe he is Perez's boyfriend.

The 12th Avenue Road Walmart store was reopened after a bomb scare earlier Tuesday afternoon, Nampa Police Sgt. Tim Randall said.

The store received two separate calls from two different individuals claiming they were inside the store with a bomb, Randall said. Officers evacuated the store and began sweeping the building with a bomb dog, but the search turned up empty.

The call came in as officers attempted to execute a drug-related search warrant at a residence, Randall said. Officials later determined the two Walmart bomb threat calls came from within the residence. Police returned to the residence, where they arrested one suspect and continue to search for the second.

The Idaho Press-Tribune will report more information as it becomes available.


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