Avondale Kohl's evacuated due to items left by suspected shoplifter

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An Avondale Kohl's was evacuated after some "suspicious" items were dropped by an alleged shoplifter on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Officers said there was a suspect that had been arrested for shoplifting, and the suspect had items that were "believed to be fireworks" but looked suspicious near Dysart and McDowell roads.

Police waited for the bomb squad to show up and check the items out. 

Based on the video from our news chopper, shoppers were allowed back into the store around 5 p.m.

No word on what led up to the shoplifting arrest.

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