Suspicious item at Walmart in Inver Grove Heights was not an explosive

The store was evacuated around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, but is expected to reopen on Wednesday.
Author:
Publish date:

The suspicious item that led to the evacuation of a Walmart in Inver Grove Heights was not an explosive device, the Inver Grove Police Department said Tuesday night. 

Police responded to the store at 9100 block of Cahill Avenue at 7:28 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a suspicious item in the business and evacuated shoppers and workers from the store "out of an abundance of caution," a news release said.

The St. Paul Police Department's bomb squad responded and determined the item wasn't an explosive device and it disposed of the device, police said

Walmart remained closed for the rest of Tuesday night. 

Next Up

teacher, coronavirus, covid-19, school, classroom

Minneapolis Public Schools to bring middle, high students back in April

Distance learning will continue be offered to those who want it.

Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins

Timberwolves announce 2nd half schedule

The Timberwolves will play 37 games in 66 days to close out the season.

Chris Finch / Timberwolves

National Basketball Coaches Association criticizes Timberwolves' coaching search

The organization believes the Timberwolves failed "to conduct a through and transparent search" before hiring Chris Finch.

best buy

Best Buy announces bonuses of up to $500 for hourly workers

The retailer has seen business boom since the pandemic started, particularly online.

mcdonald's

Burnsville PD: Customer sprayed chemical irritant at McDonald's workers

The incident happened in Burnsville over the weekend.

coronavirus, coronavirus test, covid-19

MN launches campaign to get students tested for COVID every 2 weeks

The state launched a youth testing campaign on Wednesday as part of its effort to control the spread of COVID.

jacob frey

Preparations for Derek Chauvin trial underway in Minneapolis

People will see "fortification" efforts and National Guard soldiers.

Willmar Police Department

Road rage leads to brawl at Willmar intersection, police say

The participants appeared to know each other, police said.

hazelewood burgers

3 Minnesota restaurants make it on 50 best burgers in America list

A travel website praised the restaurants' burgers in a recently released list.

Fire, firefighters

Firefighter critical after gun discharges during blaze, hitting him

The 35-year-old Cornell firefighter is hospitalized in critical condition

Related

Screen Shot 2020-08-25 at 7.01.20 AM

Cottage Grove Walmart evacuated because of suspicious package

The evacuation was ordered around 4 p.m. Monday.

police lights

Suspect arrested in death of man found in Inver Grove Heights snowbank

Police have identified the man who was killed as 39-year-old Bryant Lutgens.

Screen Shot 2019-08-08 at 11.17.39 AM

Man dies after being pulled from water at Twin City Marina

The man's body was recovered around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Inver Grove Heights Police Department

Man found dead in snowbank in Inver Grove Heights

Police responded to a report of a suspicious incident around 8 a.m. Monday.

gabriel cruz

Charges: Drug deal goes bad as Bloomington man kills Burnsville man

Gabriel Cruz was meeting up with Bryant Lutgens to buy methamphetamines when he fatally shot him and took off with his belongings, charges state.

Boy, 15, dies after being hit by driver in Inver Grove Heights

The accident happened just before 9 p.m. Saturday, March 14.

91990321_662314621168356_5592439610035666944_o

1 dead after Inver Grove Heights apartment fire

The victim's identity has not been released.