Ensley Walmart Evacuated Due To ‘Suspicious Package’; All Clear Given

January 28, 2023

The Walmart on Highway 29 was evacuated Saturday evening due to a suspicious package, and a bomb squad was called out of precaution, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

By 7:30 p.m. the all clear had been given after the package was determined not to be any type of explosive device.

ECSO Sgt. Melony Peterson told NorthEscambia.com that they were called to the store after an “employee observed a suspicious package by the bathroom with batteries taped together sitting in a car seat. So they evacuated everyone out of the store, just being cautious.”

Shoppers said they were instructed to abandon their carts and immediately exit the store.

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2 Responses to “Ensley Walmart Evacuated Due To ‘Suspicious Package’; All Clear Given”

  1. Obie 1 on January 31st, 2023 9:07 am

    They posted their vehicles close to the building to prevent any Escambia County citizens from entering the building. Protect and serve partner.

  2. Interesting on January 29th, 2023 10:01 am

    Not sure at what point during the incident the pics were taken but I’m curious as to why the SO vehicles are as close to building as they are? That’s not good practice for a suspicious package response. Even if it’s inside the building.

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