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Police are investigating a social media threat of the 'biggest mass shooting in modern American history' targeting Walmart stores in Missouri

Police are investigating a social media threat of the 'biggest mass shooting in modern American history' targeting Walmart stores in Missouri
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Authorities are investigating a mass shooting threat against Walmart stores in Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City Police Detective Robert Jorgenson told Business Insider in an interview Saturday.




The threat was posted this week to Reddit by someone claiming to have two AR-15 semi-automatic weapons and 22 pipe bombs, according to a copy of the threat viewed by Business Insider.




The Kansas City Police Department has assigned off-duty officers to local Walmart stores as the investigation continues.




Walmart told Business Insider it is aware of the threat and has added additional security.




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Authorities are investigating a social media post threatening the "biggest mass shooting in modern American history" at a Walmart store in Kansas City, according to Kansas City Police Detective Robert Jorgenson.
"The investigation is ongoing," Jorgenson told Business Insider on Saturday.
The threat was posted this week to Reddit by someone claiming to have two AR-15 semi-automatic weapons and 22 pipe bombs, according to a copy of the threat viewed by Business Insider. The Reddit post suggested the shooting could take place at a Walmart in Kansas City or Independence, Missouri.
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