UPDATED Tuesday, October 27, 2009 --- 10:12 p.m.
Information from the Monona Police Department:
At approximately 6:35 p.m. Monona officers responded to Wal-Mart for a report of a suspicious package. Wal-Mart personnel had discovered a cooler with wires visible on the outside of the cooler. Monona Police and Fire personnel sealed off the garage area. Dane County EOD was contacted and responded. The store was evacuated prior to EOD personnel inspecting the cooler.
The cooler had been modified to hold fish bait. The wiring was attached to a pump aerator located inside the cooler. Water bottles and empty plastic containers were also inside the cooler.
We very much appreciate the assistance of the Dane County EOD team and the Monona Fire Department for their assistance with this incident.
The Wal-Mart store has resumed regular business. Anyone who left their vehicle in the underground garage is encouraged to recover their vehicle as soon as possible.
UPDATED Tuesday, October 27, 2009 --- 8:44 p.m.
Our crew at the scene says "all clear" has been given at the scene. Suspicious package was found not to contain explosives.
Posted Tuesday, October 27, 2009 --- 7:42 p.m.
The Wal-Mart Supercenter in Monona has been evacuated after a suspicious package was found in the store's parking garage.
An NBC15 crew at the scene says police have informed those in the building to exit through a safe area. The Dane County Bomb Squad has been called to take remove the suspicious package.
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