A device found at the West Valley Walmart on Wednesday was not a pipe-bomb.

POLICE WERE CALLED TO THE STORE AT ABOUT 12:40PM

Yakima Police say the store at 64th Avenue and Nob Hill Blvd. was evacuated and closed on Wednesday afternoon after they say an employee found what looked like a pipe-bomb in the store. Capt. Jay Seely says when the employee spotted the suspicious object the person contacted a manager and police were called. The store was then evacuated and shoppers were told to leave carts full of items in the store and leave. The incident was reported at about 12:40PM Wednesday and the store was closed minutes later.

A SPECIAL UNIT FROM THE YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER CHECKED THE DEVICE

Police posted patrol vehicles at the entrances to the store as they checked out the device and called out a special unit from the Yakima Training Center. The 53rd Ordinance Company from the Yakima Training Center.
After arriving on the scene and checking out the device authorities termed it non-explosive and the store was reopened.

NOT SURE WHAT THE DEVICE WAS THAT WAS FOUND

Yakima Police were joined by police from Union Gap on Wednesday to help direct people out of the store and keep entrances closed. The investigation continues Today. No injuries were reported on Wednesday and police aren't saying what the device was that was discovered by an employee.

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