Press Release Concerning Cortland Walmart Incident
At around 6:23 pm the Walmart in Cortlandville received an anonymous phone call of a person with a gun inside the Walmart located at 819 Bennie Rd in the Town of Cortlandville. Responding officers searched the store and were unable to locate any such person. As a precaution the Walmart was evacuated with the assistance of the Walmart employees, while an additional comprehensive search was completed with the assistance of various law enforcement agencies. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the New York State Police and the Cortland City Police at the scene. The Walmart has since re-opened and the investigation is continuing, including the source of the anonymous report.