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Handgun Ammo Found Stashed At Garfield Walmart For 2nd Day In Row

The Garfield Walmart was evacuated Friday afternoon following the discovery.
The Garfield Walmart was evacuated Friday afternoon following the discovery. Photo Credit: PHOTO: Christopher Fuschini

GARFIELD, N.J. -- For a second day in a row, a loaded handgun magazine was found hidden among merchandise at the Garfield Walmart -- forcing an evacuation and bringing an enhanced police response Friday, authorities told Daily Voice.

Security personnel found the first magazine "stashed on the racks between the goods" on Thursday and turned it over to police, law enforcement source with direct knowledge of the incident told Daily Voice.

"Another was found today and left in place," the source said.

The store was cleared for a search by a K-9 unit from the Bergen County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's Bureau of Criminal Identification took custody of the magazines and collected evidence.

Detectives were reviewing store surveillance images.

A magazine is slid into the bottom of a handgun and holds shells under spring pressure that are fed into the weapon's chamber.

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