Wal-Mart in Houma evacuated after man ignites clorine-filled container

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 5:32pm

Deputies are currently looking for a man believed to have set off a chemical reaction in a Wal-Mart over the weekend.

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that the incident occurred at the Wal-Mart in west Houma on Sunday, Dec. 2 at roughly 4:00 p.m. We’re told a male suspect entered the store and intentionally set off a container that caused a chemical reaction.

Officials say the container included chlorine and caused a thick cloud of smoke to fill the air. The store had to be evacuated. Fortunately, no one was injured.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his 30’s, with a muscular build and reddish colored hair. He was wearing tan colored shorts and blue T-shirt.

If you know anything about the suspect or this incident, call the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 876-2500.

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