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Suspicious Package Found At Tullahoma Walmart

Tullahoma Police block the entrance to Walmart... Photo by Barry West

Tullahoma Police block the entrance to Walmart… Photo by Barry West

A suspicious package was found outside on the Jackson Street side of Walmart in Tullahoma, near the lawn and garden department on Saturday. Walmart was evacuated and the Commerce Shopping Center was closed while emergency crews were on the scene. Stores were reopened after about 3 ½ hours.
Tullahoma Fire Department , Tullahoma Police Department , Coffee County EMS, and Tennessee Highway Patrol Special Operations responded and helped to ensure the safety for all citizens and employees of Walmart and area stores.
The bomb squad was able to destroy the device with using a water method. Coffee County Emergency Management Director Allen Lendley said, “This is a prime example of City, County and State working together, just like we have trained to do”.
The suspicious package investigation is continuing.