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Police detonate suspicious package, nothing suspicious found

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

According to Jonesboro police, the suspicious package found Tuesday afternoon at Sam's Club in Jonesboro was a briefcase with maps of Colorado and Tennessee inside.

A woman told police that she saw a "suitcase" near her car in the parking lot and went inside to tell store employees. The employees then called police, thinking it was a possible explosive device, police said.

Jonesboro police, Arkansas State Police and the state police bomb squad went to the scene and blocked off the parking lot. The briefcase was X-rayed and then blown up, police said.

Authorities speculate that someone may have accidentally left the case in the parking lot.  

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