Town Center Evacuated
The Coosa Town Center was evacuated for an extended period of time on Friday after a suspicious backpack was found outside of the PETCO Store near a garbage can. Gadsden Police responded to the scene and an evacuation was ordered for several stores including GameStop, Rue 21, Old Navy, TJ Maxx, & The Shoe Dept. The remaining stores, Firehouse Subs, Burkes Outlet and Wal-Mart remained open. It turns out that the backpack was full of small food items. The backpack possibly belonged to a homeless person and the scene was cleared.