Sheriff Officers ATF investigating object found in Bristol VA Walmart parking lot
Washington County, Virginia Sheriff Fred Newman says the object was spotted on top of a trash can. Law enforcement have quartered off the parking lot and are not allowing cars to enter.
According to Sheriff Newman, Bristol, Va. Police, the Washington County Virginia Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are responding.
Sheriff Newman said the object appears to be a metal pressure cooker. He said law enforcement could use a robot to further examine the object.
Sheriff Newman told News Channel 11 people inside Walmart do not appear to be in any danger. He said officers have blocked off the front entrance to the building, but customers are being allowed to exit at the side of the building.
13245 Lee Hwy, Bristol, VA 24202