Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Lake County Bomb Squad called to Madison Township Walmart for unattended suitcase

Lake County Bomb Squad called to Madison Township Walmart for unattended suitcase

An unattended to suitcase left near the front of Walmart Supercenter late Friday in Madison Township prompted police to close the store and call for the Lake County Bomb Squad. for a report from a customer who observed an unattended suitcase near the front door and next to a garbage can.

The store was closed and all people were moved away from the area as the first concern was for public safety and store employees, Madison Township Police Sgt. Ralf Caswell said.

Madison Village and Perry Village police departments and Madison Fire District personnel assisted to close the parking lot and secure the area, the sergeant said.

Thebomb squad was contacted and responded to the scene to check the suitcase and it was determined there was nothing harmful inside, he said.

Ralf said the case is remains under investigation and charges might be sought against the person who left the suitcase.

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