MILPITAS, Calif. (KTVU/BCN) - A Walmart in Milpitas has been given the all clear after it was evacuated Friday evening because of a suspicious device, police said.
San Jose Police Department's bomb squad rendered the package safe and believe it may have been fireworks, Milpitas police tweeted around 10:30 p.m.
The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department was conducting a secondary search of the store with their bomb-sniffing dog.
San Jose's fire department were also at the scene around 9 p.m. while they waited for special equipment to examine the package.
MPD, @SanJosePD, and the Fire Dept are still on scene & waiting for special equipment to examine the package. Walmart remains closed and we are still requesting the public to stay out of the area. More updates to follow!— Milpitas Police (@MilpitasPD) August 10, 2019
As of 6:14 p.m., police and firefighters were assessing the object.
The Walmart on Ranch Drive remains closed.
MPD is investigating the report of a suspicious device inside Walmart w/Milpitas Fire. Walmart has been evacuated as a precaution. We are currently assessing the object and Walmart remains closed at this time. Please stay clear of the area of the area. Updates on social media!— Milpitas Police (@MilpitasPD) August 10, 2019