Pressure cooker with hat forces evacuation of Aldi in Clearwater area, scene cleared

Posted at 12:17 PM, Jun 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-06 14:34:18-04

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — An Aldi Grocery store in unincorporated Clearwater was evacuated Wednesday due to a suspicious device.

Deputies say that device, which was found in the parking lot, turned out to be a pressure cooker with a hat on top of it. 

The store, located at 24756 U-S Highway 19 North was evacuated as a precaution.

Deputies say no threats have been made against the store.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad responded to the scene and found that the pressure cooker and hat were just that... a pressure cooker and a hat. There is no possible threat.