Wilkes-Barre Twp. stores close after looting threat on social media

Stores will open today, no word if charges will be filed

WILK NEWSROOM
June 03, 2020 - 5:22 am
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Several stores in Wilkes Barre Township closed their doors at 6pm last evening because of threats of looting that appeared on social media. Among those, Wal-mart and Wegman's. Law enforcement took the threat seriously although later the post was removed and the alleged poster said it was meant as a "joke". No word if any charges have been filed as the investigation is on going. All businesses are planning on reopening as usual today. 

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