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Police Respond to Attempted Arson at Walmart Friday Morning

Hickory Police responded to an incident at the Walmart store at 2525 Highway 70 S.E. at about eight o’clock this morning (April 26). A female subject reportedly attempted to set fire to a shopping cart inside the store. An unconfirmed report indicates that the woman doused the area in kerosene in her attempt to light the fire.

Officers arrived on the scene and found the woman, who was later transported to an area hospital for evaluation. No fire was set and no injuries were reported. The woman’s identity has not been released.