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.

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

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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.

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