The New Ulm Wal-Mart store was evacuated Thursday evening after an apparent attempted kidnapping led to a bomb threat. New Ulm Police Sergeant Paul Kalow says they received a call that a Wal-Mart patron was physically removing a store employee. When the suspect was taken into custody she allegedly claimed that there was a bomb in the building. Police searched the store, but found no evidence of an explosive device. Officers were called out to the Wal-Mart at approximately 6:25pm Thursday and spent about an hour-and-a-half searching the building after it was evacuated.
37-year-old Elisheba Joy Swett of Worthington remains in custody in the Brown County Jail for the incident, and will likely face charges of kidnapping, robbery, assault and making terroristic threats.