Lexington Police Department release hoax alert

Posted at 9:32 PM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 21:32:52-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Lexington Police Department put out a hoax alert Friday night about a social media post saying there was a threat at area Walmarts.

They say that at this time, it appears the messages are a part of a nationwide hoax.

Lexington Police say that they do not have any reason to believe the threats are credible.

The post vaguely claimed that the "news" reported that there was a threat. LEX 18 did not report about a threat at area Walmarts.