Area around Ross Dress For Less in Monroe deemed safe after possible bomb threat

The Monroe Police Department's Bomb Team is investigating the package and treating it as a bomb...
The Monroe Police Department's Bomb Team is investigating the package and treating it as a bomb threat at this time.(KNOE)
Published: Dec. 3, 2022 at 2:58 PM CST
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - UPDATE: The suspicious package was deemed safe and is not a bomb. As of 3:30 p.m., law enforcement says the area is clear and there is no threat to the area at this time.

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BREAKING: Detective Matt Schmitz with Monroe Police says a suspicious package was found next to a trash can outside of the Ross Dress for Less in Monroe. It was found in the late afternoon on December 3.

Schmitz said the Monroe Police Department’s Bomb Team is investigating the package and treating it as a bomb threat at this time. The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Monroe Fire Dept. were also on the scene.

This is a developing story and we’ll continue to update this article as we get more information.