Customers and employees at Walmart in Elkin had a brief interruption to their normal routine Friday morning when a suspicious package was found at the CC Camp Road store.
According to Capt. Kim Robison with the Elkin Police Department, officers were dispatched to the store at 8:30 a.m. and remained on the scene about an hour.
She said when the package turned out to be a backpack holding someone’s dirty laundry, and the store was in the process of being evacuated when the owner of the bag claimed it.
“Nothing was found to be illegal in the backpack and the officers cleared,” Robison reported mid-morning Friday.