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Arlington Wal-Mart Evacuated Over ‘Suspicious Activity'

Nothing hazardous was found Thursday morning after police investigated reports of suspicious activity near several trash cans outside a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Southwest Arlington.[[377445901,R]]

The Wal-Mart at 4800 U.S. 287 was evacuated "out of an abundance of caution" at about 10 a.m. after police received a call about a suspicious looking person who possibly put something in several trash cans near the store's front entrances.

A bomb squad robot sifted through the garbage cans, but didn't find anything suspicious, according to Lt. David Tyler, with the Arlington Fire Department.

The store reopened at about 1 p.m. after being shut down for more than three hours.

No injuries were reported.

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