Bomb squad investigating suspicious device at Hattiesburg drug store

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A bomb squad has destroyed a suspicious object found at a drug store in Hattiesburg.

An employee of Wal-Greens at the corner of Hwy 49 and Hardy Street discovered an unfamiliar object with wires coming out of the sides inside the store Monday morning.

The building was immediately evacuated and officials called to the scene.

At 6 a.m. a bomb squad was called from Biloxi and used a robot to take hold of the device and submerge it in water for retrieval.

Officials said the device was an ice chest with wires attached. It was destroyed, and the fragments are now being analyzed.

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