OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KFOR) – UPDATE 9 P.M. – All of the Target stores involved in the Oklahoma City area are determined to be safe according to Target.

The safety of our team members and guests is our top priority. Law enforcement investigated claims regarding several stores in the Oklahoma City area today and determined these stores are safe. Our stores are currently open and operating regular hours.


UPDATE 6:30 P.M. – KFOR has seen customers and staff standing outside of the Rockwell Target location waiting for the all-clear to go back in.

Several Target stores throughout Oklahoma City along with other areas in Central Oklahoma were evacuated late Saturday according to Oklahoma City Police.

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A view of the Rockwell Target location being evacuated.

Moments before the evacuations an email was sent out to several newsrooms including KFOR’s and state lawmakers threatening a detonation of a bomb.

A view from the Penn & Memorial Target being evacuated.

The email starts by writing, “We are going to play a game” and includes the date of April 19, 1995, which is the same date as the deadly Oklahoma City bombing

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It then goes on to say “2 of these Target locations have bombs in them. We hid the bombs inside some product items. The bombs will detonate in several hours, guess which ones have the bombs. Time is ticking.”

Image of target parking lot

OKCPD have said that they are evacuating several stores in the metro out of precaution.

The list of locations includes:

  • 720 SW 19th St, Moore
  • 1700 Garth Brooks Blvd, Yukon
  • 5400 N May Ave, Oklahoma City
  • 1400 24th Ave NW, Norman
  • 7305 SE 29th St, Midwest City
  • 7305 SE 29th St, Midwest City
  • 1200 E 2nd St, Edmond-

The Target at 8315 Rockwell Avenue had been evacuated with officers on the scene. Staff and customers were seen at the far end of the parking lot.

KFOR went to the Norman and Edmond location but the stores were not evacuating.

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The event comes just days after Target was slammed on social media for its LGBTQ+ children’s merchandise being sold in several stores, which has since been taken off shelves.

This is a developing story.