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.


Many Walmarts have boarded up doors with vending machines, shopping carts and other things.

There are also reports of Walmart stores across the county closing.

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A viewer told KDKA multiple police departments are at the New Castle Walmart, but the parking lot is empty.

The stores plan to reopen on Monday, one worker told KDKA.

Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.