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UPDATE: Suspicious Device Found at Wal-Mart a Hoax

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WTRF.com UPDATE:

East Liverpool Police Chief Donald Hyatt tells WTRF that the East Liverpool Wal-Mart has been cleared of any danger and the device found at the store was an apparent hoax. All customers and employees were allowed back in the store at around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Police have a person of interest in the case after viewing surveillance footage.

 


 

ORIGINAL STORY:

According to a customer service manager, the East Liverpool Wal-Mart was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after a suspicious device was found in the electronics department. The device was wrapped in a towel, wrapped in duct tape and had Wal-Mart security "spider wraps" around it.

The bomb squad was called and is currently on their way to the scene. Stay with wtrf.com for updates as we receive them.