The discovery of a suspicious package at the Kroger in Jeffersontown prompted the store to be evacuated around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Jeffersontown Police Department Detective Chris Morris confirmed the package was found at the Stony Brook Kroger on Taylorsville Road. Store employees called the department after finding a travel suitcase with wheels in the middle of an aisle.
Morris said a man was seen on surveillance video wheeling the suitcase while shopping with a cart. He left the piece of luggage in the aisle before walking away with the cart and leaving the store.
The Louisville Metro Police Department Bomb Squad and ATF investigators were called to the store to aid Jeffersontown Police officers in the investigation. Morris said a Louisville Metro Police Department bomb robot was initially sent into the store to survey the area; a larger robot was sent in to retrieve the suitcase around 5:15 p.m.
It was determined the suspect who left the suitcase could have been homeless, Morris said, as what was found inside the luggage were tarps, blankets, and jackets.
Morris said detectives are reviewing footage to try to identify the man but it is unlikely he will face criminal charges.