UPDATE: The Louisiana State Police bomb squad has detonated a suspicious package found in the parking lot of the Walmart on Creswell Lane in Opelousas.
Police said inside the wrapped package was a bag full of candy. No one was hurt and the store is set to re-open shortly.
ORIGINAL: Authorities in Opelousas are investigating a suspicious wrapped package found in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart store on Creswell Lane.
Police were called Sunday evening around 5:30 p.m. about the package according to Police Public Information Officer Corey Leger.
“Wrapped boxes don’t just get left in parking lots, unaccounted for,” Leger said. “That makes it a suspicious package.”