Bomb scare at WalmartJul 8th, 2013 | By Candace Griffin | Category: News
The Sheriff’s Department deployed its bomb robot on Tuesday afternoon after a suspicious briefcase was reported in Walmart’s parking lot‚Äîthis turned out to be a false alarm.
After being alerted, the Sheriff’s department quickly deployed their remote controlled bomb robot to assess the situation.
The robot is capable of x-raying suspicious items to see if there could possibly be a bomb inside. In this instance, the briefcase was deemed empty, but the Sheriff’s Department decided to initiate a controlled disruption (a diffusion by water) on the case.
This bomb robot was acquired through a grant from homeland security, and is used whenever a potential bomb or suspicious item needs to be assessed.