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Milpitas Walmart Evacuated Due to Suspicious Device

As midnight approached on Friday, August 9, Milpitas Police Department, Milpitas Fire Department, and San Jose Police Department Bomb Squad personnel were at Walmart on Ranch Drive, assessing a suspicious device that had been found in the store late in the afternoon. The discovery of the device prompted the evacuation of all shoppers and staff members.

Even as afternoon made way for evening and nighttime, many staff members were still congregated around nearby stores, namely Dollar Tree, awaiting a change in status.

It was around 10:30PM when San Jose PD’s bomb squad ensured that the suspicious device found inside was in fact safe: It turned out to likely be fireworks. As a precaution, however, Santa Clara Sheriff’s Department personnel went through the store with a bomb-sniffing dog.

The exit of the authorities releases the scene back to Walmart, and the decision as to whether or not to open Walmart again on Saturday lies with the store.

 

 

 

 

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Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer & filmmaker. As a screenwriter, he’s won a Fade In Award and written numerous feature films in development by companies including WWE, Mandalay Sports Media, Game1, and Select Films. He is also the resident script doctor for Rebel Six Films (producers of A&E’s “Hoarders”). As a journalist, Eric’s won a California Journalism Award and is co-owner and editor of The Milpitas Beat, a Silicon Valley newspaper with tens of thousands of monthly readers that has won the Golden Quill Award as well as the John Swett Award for Media Excellence. As a filmmaker, Eric’s directed award-winning feature films that have premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, and Shriekfest, and been endorsed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Eric’s apocalyptic novella “It’s Only Temporary” appears next to Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” on Nightmare Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Horror Novels of All Time. He lives in Northern California with his wife, Rhoda, and their two sons.

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