Salisbury Police Detonate Suspicious Item at Walmart

SALISBURY, N.C., (Press release) – The Salisbury Police Department says a suspicious item found at the Walmart was detonated out of an abundance of caution.

Officers were called to the Walmart on South Arlington Street after employees discovered a suspicious item. The store was closed to customers at the time. Employees were evacuated from the store by Walmart management.

The Salisbury Police Chief say the suspicious item appeared to look like a pipe bomb but that it wasn’t.

Salisbury Police, Salisbury Fire, Rowan County Emergency Management and the Cabarrus County Bomb Squad all responded to the scene.

The store remains closed at this time.