UPDATE: Chattanooga PD says they were investigating a potential bomb threat at 5779 Brainerd Road.

The CPD bomb squad responded to the incident and cleared the building.

CPD says Brainerd Road has reopened and police are clearing the scene.

PREVIOUS STORY: A portion of Brainerd Road has been closed on Friday night.

A spokesperson for the Chattanooga Police Department says traffic is being rerouted from the 4000 block near Greenway View Drive as a precaution.

The spokesperson could not say why the road is closed.

Several witnesses have reported heavy police presence near Walmart.

Channel 3 is working to learn more.

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