“All-clear” given after police investigate suspicious package in Wal-Mart parking deck

Police have given the all-clear signal after investigating a suspicious package Monday morning at a Wal-Mart store in northwest Atlanta.

According to Atlanta police dispatchers, a medium-size black suitcase was left on the first level of the parking deck at the Wal-Mart on Howell Mill road shortly after 8:30 a.m.

The store was not evacuated while police and fire officials investigated the suitcase, which Atlanta police Sgt. Greg Lyon said turned out to be empty.

Staff photographer John Spink contributed to this article.

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