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Police investigating suspicious item in Walmart parking lot

8:15 P.M. Update: This is posted by Washington County Fire/Rescue on Facebook:

UPDATE ON WAL-MART LOCKDOWN: Certain parking rows are being allowed to evacuate at this time, any persons parked within the blocked off area can get someone to pick them up at Sam's Club. Avoid the area at all possible.

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Police are looking into claims that a pressure cooker was left on top of a trash can in the middle of the parking lot at the Walmart off of Lee Highway in Bristol, Virginia.

Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman tells us that police have brought in their bomb test squad to the scene. We have received several tips from customers who say that are being kept inside of the store.

News 5 has a crew on the scene. We will keep you updated as we learn more information.


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