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UPDATE: Scene Cleared After Suspicious Package Found in Walmart Parking Lot

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Update: 4:00 P.M.- The Lewisburg Walmart is back open after a Bomb Technician declared the suspicious package safe.

According to Lewisburg Police Chief Teubert, the box wrapped in “Merry Christmas” wrapping paper prompted Walmart employees to call local authorities.

Teubert said, inside the box were several used blankets.

Multiples agencies assisted in the investigation including State Police, Lewisburg Volunteer Fire Department, Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office, and Greenbrier County Emergency Ambulance.

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LEWISBURG, WV (WOAY) – Emergency crews are on scene at Walmart in Lewisburg after a suspicious package was found.

According to officials, a suspicious package was found in the parking lot of Walmart this morning.  A call came in at around 9:15 am. Walmart was evacuated as police secured the scene.  The bomb squad has been called to the scene.

This is an active investigation and details are limited.  Check back for further updates on this developing story.



Tyler Barker

Tyler Barker is currently the News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. He was promoted to this job in Mid-November. He still will fill in on weather from time to time. You can Follow Tyler on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email him at tbarker@woay.com


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