Walmart in West Bend Reopened after Evacuation
The Walmart in West Bend. | Photo: TODAY'S TMJ4
• FBI Investigating after Walmart Evacuation in Germantown
WEST BEND - For the second consecutive day, a Walmart store in Washington County had to be evacuated.
This one happened at the Walmart on the 1500 block of Paradise Drive in West Bend, which has since been reopened.
West Bend Police says they have not determined the cause of this incident.
A Walmart spokesperson said that the incident in West Bend had to do with an issue involving a sewer, and has no relation to an incident in Germantown Thursday which the FBI is investigating as a crime scene.
So far, there are no reports of anyone who has had to go to the hospital with any severe sickness.
Two Walmart employees said that when they arrived at work, the store smelled like rotten eggs.
Those employees started to talk to fellow co-workers, who say they smelled it all night long.
That's when the evacuation started, with a public address announcement in the store to get out of the building,
Authorities stopped other employees from entering the store.
All employees and others inside went to their cars and were told to hang around and wait until police talked to them.
The smell was different than the bleach/ammonia-like smell from the Germantown Walmart on Thursday.
47 people had to be treated for sickness connected to that incident.