PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Walmart is closing stores in the Pittsburgh area due to potential threats.
A Walmart employee tells KDKA that corporate asked Walmart stores to close due to the fear of looting amid the George Floyd protests.READ MORE: 2k Dead From COVID-19 In Allegheny County As US Death Toll Tops 600k
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Many Walmarts have boarded up doors with vending machines, shopping carts and other things.READ MORE: 3 Found Dead Inside Carnegie Home
There are also reports of Walmart stores across the county closing.
A viewer told KDKA multiple police departments are at the New Castle Walmart, but the parking lot is empty.
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