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‘Suspicious Backpack’ Prompts Evacuation Of Walmart In Rosemead

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ROSEMEAD (CBSLA.com) — A Walmart in Rosemead was evacuated Monday after a suspicious backpack was found outside the store.

Police were called to the 1800 block of Walnut Grove Avenue around 4:50 p.m. in response to a call about an alleged threat.

A sheriff’s bomb squad immediately shut down the retail store.

A robot detonated the backpack, which was later determined to be harmless.

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