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Local Wal Marts Closed Temporarily Out of Caution from Looting Threats

Wal Mart stores in North Utica, New Hartford and Rome were all closed Sunday.

A spokesperson said corporate officials were monitoring situations unfolding in cities across the country, and said their priority is keeping customers and staff safe.

Utica police officials also confirmed today that they had alerted the North Utica Wal Mart to some remarks circulating on social media that suggested some threats might occur against the store.

Ultimately, no incidents occurred, police said.


By Joleen Ferris / WKTV NewsChannel 2