LAS VEGAS – Authorities say they have found what looks like a hand grenade inside a knapsack dropped by a gunman at a Las Vegas-area Walmart.
A Las Vegas fire spokesman says the knapsack was secured by a bomb-squad, but investigators weren't immediately able to determine Sunday if the object inside was a real or fake hand grenade.
Metro Lt. Steve Herpolsheimer told the Las Vegas Sun the incident began Saturday when the Henderson store refused to cash a man's check. A guard followed him outside where the man allegedly struck the guard with a gun and fled, dropping the bag.
The store was evacuated and closed for about two hours. The guard wasn't hurt.
Las Vegas police say the suspect remains at large.
A week earlier, a disgruntled Walmart employee in Reno shot and wounded three of his managers before surrendering.
Information from: Las Vegas Sun, http://www.lasvegassun.com