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FARMINGTON — Farmington police are investigating a suspicious package found outside the Lowe’s Home Improvement store.

The Farmington Police Department was dispatched around 10:40 a.m. to Lowe's at 5451 Piñon Hills Blvd. on reports of a suspicious package found outside the building, according to Farmington police spokeswoman Georgette Allen.

Police have closed the entrances on East Main Street and Piñon Hills Boulevard as they investigate the scene.

Part of the parking lot on the southwest corner of Lowe's was closed off, just behind the Del Taco restaurant.

Allen said Lowe's was evacuated and police are asking people to avoid the area.

Employees stood in the parking lot near the Trattoria Di Bernardone restaurant and Blue Diamond Auto Spa.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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