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Criminal Threat Evacuates Concordia Walmart Monday

Concordia Police and Cloud County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to the Concordia Walmart on Monday after reports of a criminal threat from someone stating they were bringing a firearm.

The incident took place shortly past noon on Monday, and the store was safely evacuated so that the threat could be investigated. Law enforcement conducted a thorough search of the building.

Walmart reopened for business a little past 2 p.m. Monday.

The Concordia Police Department also thanked the public for quickly evacuating the store, and extended thanks to the Cloud County Sheriff’s Department and Kansas Highway Patrol for their assistance.

An active investigation continues. If anyone has information about this incident, they are asked to contact the Concordia Police Department at (785) 243-3131

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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