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Madison Police: ‘Suspicious item’ cleared by bomb squad at Madison Walmart

MADISON, Ala. - Madison Police say the bomb squad has cleared the Walmart Shopping Center on Madison Boulevard. Several hours ago, police say a male called the store saying there was a bomb in the electronics area of the store. Store managers called 911.

Police found what they called a "suspicious item," and officers blocked off the entire shopping center as the bomb squad came in to clear the scene. Bomb squad officials determined the item was not a bomb.

Police tell us they are working to determine who left the suspicious item in the electronics area. They say they plan to charge the person responsible for making a terrorist threat.

Firefighters and HEMSI personnel were also on the scene this morning.