UPDATE (11:51 a.m.) – The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said deputies have cleared the area and the item in question was deemed non-hazardous and non-threatening.

GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Deputies are asking the public to avoid an area after a suspicious item was left outside the front of Walmart on Woodruff Road.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said they received a call around 8:30 a.m. in reference to the store located at 1451 Woodruff Road.

The sheriff’s office said the bomb squad is at the scene and K-9 deputies are currently performing a sweep.

Investigators said the public should avoid the area until it is cleared by law enforcement.