Suspicious item prompts lockdown at Sam's Club

Posted at 2:26 PM, Jun 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-02 14:26:31-04

Around 60 employees and customers at the Sam’s Club in Severn had to shelter in place for about two hours Wednesday evening as firefighters responded to a suspicious item, fire officials said.

Around 5:40 p.m., an Anne Arundel County Police officer discovered a suspicious item outside of the building. Firefighters arrived and requested the Fire and Explosives Services Unit from the Annapolis Fire Department to assist.

When the Annapolis team arrived, they investigated and were able to render the item safe. Additional investigation revealed that the item was an inert object which had been discarded by a customer.

Customers and employees were allowed to exit the store just before 8 p.m.

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