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Hattiesburg Wal-Mart, Sam's Club evacuated

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A suspicious item was found between the Hwy 98 Walmart and Sam's Club in Hattiesburg Thursday, causing both stores to be evacuted for a few hours.

A large five-gallon bucket with wires hanging from it sparked the concern. 

Authorities called in a bomb squad from Biloxi to take x-ray pictures and examine the bucket. 

The bucket contained a homemade boom box speaker with wires coming out the top.

Shoppers were allowed to go back in shortly after 5 p.m.

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