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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A 33-year-old Missouri man has pleaded not guilty to charges related to a suspicious package being found in a southwest Missouri Walmart.

Arif Rahman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to making a terroristic threat after a January incident at a Nixa Walmart.

KOLR-TV reports court documents say Rahman told police another Walmart employee gave him a black box with two blinking lights. A witness told police that Rahman put the box on a storage rack to scare someone.

Ten people were evacuated from the store and traffic in the area was shut down for 2.5 hours.

Police said the box was a black battery pack with two red blinking LED lights and zip ties.

Rahman will be back in court April 4.


Information from: KOLR-TV,