Cops: Walmart store in Islandia reopens after evacuation

A Suffolk County police emergency service officer, in

A Suffolk County police emergency service officer, in protective bomb gear, places an x-ray machine next to a suspicious backpack and clothing in front of Walmart on Veteran's Memorial Highway in Islandia. (Sept. 3, 2013) Photo Credit: James Carbone

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After an investigation, police found "no dangerous devices, just clothing" in a backpack that had led to the evacuation of the Walmart store in Islandia, Suffolk County Police said Tuesday evening.

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The store was evacuated after a 1:42 p.m. call reporting a suspicious package, police said.

But by 4:30 p.m., the package was deemed safe and the store was reopened.

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