On 1-2-21 at approximately 1817 hours, Odessa Police responded to 100 East University (CVS) in reference to a male subject that left behind a suspicious object inside the store. Precautionary measures were taken by evacuating all persons inside the business. A member of the OPD Bomb Squad Unit responded and the suspicious object was found to be a flip-top lighter with wires placed inside. This device was cleared and found to not be an explosive device. All person’s involved were evacuated in a safe manner, as there was never an immediate threat to the area.
As always, the Odessa Police Department takes all claims of suspicious items serious, and should be reported when observed.