Bomb squad detonates suspicious package at Opelousas Walmart; candy found inside

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.”

 

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