Suspicious package forces evacuation of Walmart in Louisiana

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HARAHAN, La. (WDSU) — Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said a suspicious package was found inside a Walmart in Harahan, forcing an evacuation of the grocery store.

The package was found at the Walmart on Jefferson Highway, according to JPSO Public Information Officer Jason Rivarde.

Rivarde said that it is unclear at this time what is in the package.

This is a developing story and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

By: WDSU Digital Team

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