Woman’s false claims forces Grand Island Walgreens to evacuate, police say

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KLKN) — A woman forced a Grand Island Walgreens to evacuate when she ran into the building and claimed a man was threatening to kill her with a gun. Samantha Kayren Schultz

Grand Island police say Samantha Schultz entered the drug store off of Webb Rd. on Friday and told the cashier a man was inside the store with a gun and threatening to kill her. Schultz was then taken to an employee break room while the rest of the store was evacuated.

Police say Schultz locked herself in the room and began destroying property.

After an investigation, police determined Schultz’s threats were false and there was no one inside the store with the gun at the time. Schultz also later admitted to using meth and fentanyl. Police say she was still under the influence of drugs while at the store.

Schultz was taken into custody and booked in Hall County jail for four counts of terroristic threats, criminal mischief ($1,500-$4,999), false reporting and unlawful acts relating to drugs.

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