Suspicious package leads to evacuation at Monroe shopping center

(Sky3 | WBTV)
(Sky3 | WBTV)
(Sky3 | WBTV)
(Sky3 | WBTV)

UNION COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A shopping center in Monroe was evacuated after a suspicious package was found in the parking lot Wednesday afternoon.

The package was found just before 4 p.m. at the Union Square Shopping Center, which is near the intersection of Dickerson Boulevard and Highway 74.

Police said the area around the parking lot was evacuated while crews worked to determine what exactly the package was. The county's bomb disposal team was called in to assist.

From WBTV's Sky3, a portion of the parking lot appeared to be taped off. After 4:30 p.m., a robot could be seen going into the area toward a red case.

Investigators have not said what the package was believed to be or how it was found.

No further details have been released.

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