WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A “suspicious item” draw Winston-Salem Police Department’s hazardous devices unit out to an area Chili’s on Tuesday afternoon.

At 12:19 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to the restaurant on the 100 block of Stratford Commons Court.


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Employees from the Chili’s say they spotted “what they believed to be a suspicious item” in the restaurant’s parking lot.

Police say the hazardous devices unit was able to render the item safe.

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No one was hurt. The business was forced to close for about three hours.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700, Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800 or En Espanol (336) 728-3904. You can also view “Crime Stoppers of Winston-Salem Forsyth County” on Facebook. A Crime Stoppers Tip Form can also be located online. Information provided to Crime Stoppers may be provided anonymously.

The Text-A-Tip Program can be reached at (336) 276-1717 and allows you to text tips, photos and videos to the Winston-Salem Police Department. Please note that such text tips may not be made anonymously.