Police: Gun report at Walmart unsubstantiated

PNT staff

After searching Walmart on Monday, police discovered a report of a man with a gun in the store to be false.

About 12:15 p.m., someone called dispatchers and made the report.

Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said officers secured the store’s occupants, stopped people from entering and searched the store. They found nothing to substantiate the report, and allowed business to return to normal after finding the store safe.