Police investigate Facebook video

Published 10:48 am Thursday, March 19, 2020

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Albemarle Police Department posted late Wednesday night about a Facebook Live video that has been circulating.

It involves a person walking inside of the Albemarle Walmart claimed he tested positive for the coronavirus.

“We have identified the individual that posted the video and referred this matter to our Criminal Investigations Division and they are actively investigating this threat,” Albemarle Police stated on its Facebook page. “Verification with the Stanly County Health Department has confirmed that no one in Stanly County has tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We want to thank everyone for notifying the Albemarle Police Department about this threat. We will keep you updated on the outcome.”