Sam's Club reopens after bomb threat

May 3—BURLINGTON, Ohio — As of Friday evening, local law enforcement were still attempting to locate the responsible party behind a bomb threat at Sam's Club in the South Point area.

According to the Lawrence County (Ohio) Sheriff's Office, Sam's Club at 432 Walmart Way received a bomb threat by telephone at about 11:25 a.m. Friday.

Police said the caller has a male voice and advised that he was going to "blow up the place." A second call was made a few minutes later.

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office and Fayette Township Fire Department helped evacuate the building.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Columbus Fire Department's bomb detecting canines assisted in sweeping the wholesale store for explosive devices. No devices were found.

According to the sheriff's office, detectives also contacted the FBI to begin the process of tracking down the phone number of the caller.

Sam's Club was closed for several hours before reopening.

According to Sheriff Jeff Lawless, detectives are investigating and following up on positive leads into who is responsible for the bomb threat.