Suspicious Package Clears Midland Walmart

Package Deemed Not a Threat To Public Safety

A suspicious package in Midland had officers asking folks to avoid the area of the Walmart on Highway 12 today. The bomb disposal unit was called in to deal with the package found at the store today, after staff evacuated the building.

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Police were called around 1:30 this afternoon, the OPP soon established a perimeter around the store. Police say the on-site portion of the investigation has since concluded, that the store was ready to reopen as of shortly after 5:00 Wednesday evening. Investigators say they have “deemed it to be a non explosive item and there is no threat to public safety.”

All emergency services activity was seen at the rear of the Walmart, near the store’s receiving area. Police continue to investigate, promising more information as it becomes available.

The incident and subsequent perimeter also affected transit within Midland, with special considerations needed to help stranded passengers.