British police evacuated an Asda supermarket in Chelmsford, southern England, on Monday after reports that a suspicious package had been found.
The police said that they had contacted a ministry of defence explosives unit to examine the package.
"A cordon remains in place as a precaution and the store has been evacuated as a precaution," Essex Police said.
Asda, which is owned by U.S. retail giant Walmart, referred to the police statement when contacted by Reuters.
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