Suspicious Bottle Causes Evacuation

A suspicious bottle outside the K-Mart in west Jackson, Tuesday afternoon, prompted officers to evacuate the parking lot and not allow any customers to leave the store for hours. Just after 5, police were called to check out a suspicious plastic bottle left in the parking lot. A robot was brought in and was able to safely dispose of the bottle, which police said contained a mixture of Draino and bleach. It is still unclear who was responsible Haz-Mat and bomb specialists said the evacuation, which ended just before 7:30 was strictly a precaution and no one was in danger.

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