1 in custody after Thanksgiving Day Wal-Mart bomb scare

PHOENIX - A store employee has been arrested in connection with a Thanksgiving Day bomb scare in a Cave Creek Wal-Mart.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office arrested Joseph Granillo, 39, early Saturday morning, according to authorities.

According to the MCSO, deputies were called to the Wal-Mart store on North Cave Creek Road around 4:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day after a store manager noticed what appeared to be an explosive device in the employee break room.

The manager evacuated the store of about 20 customers and 20 employees and an MCSO bomb squad was called in to remove the device. The store was closed for several hours during the incident.

Granillo was taken into custody without incident and is being held at the Fourth Avenue Jail on charges of knowingly giving false impression and misconduct of a simulated explosive. Both are felony charges.

Granillo is being held on $27,000 bond.

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