Suspicious package near Jackson Walmart rendered safe

JPD received word of the package Monday afternoon.

Suspicious package near Jackson Walmart rendered safe

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Police taped off a section of a south Jackson Walmart due to an unidentified package Monday afternoon.

Jackson Police said they received a call about the package around 4 p.m.

The caller also reported to JPD that a man called the Murphy gas station stating he left a cell phone there, then quickly hung up.

The package was rendered safe by the Explosive Unit, containing only paper and plastic bits inside.

The Walmart is located on Greenway Drive off of Highway 18.

JPD said they will continue to investigate how the package got there.

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