Walmart in Union Township has closed its doors early Sunday evening in keeping with other stores in the chain across the country as a precautionary measure.

Township police chief Mark Julian said the store decided to close as a uniform decision with Walmart stores elsewhere, in light of rioting and looting that has been going on nationally.

He discounted Facebook rumors, saying there were no guns and no violence and no disruptions at the Union Township store.

A Walmart spokesperson who answered the phone and identified herself as a manager but would not provide her name confirmed Sunday night that the store would reopen at 7 a.m. Monday However, she would not cite the reason for the store's closing.

Target, CVS, Apple and Walmart all said Sunday that they had temporarily closed some locations for safety reasons. In some places, their stores have been burned, broken into or looted as protests turned violent.

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