According to NewWest 9, Midland Police were called out to Walmart located on Loop 250 and Midland Dr. in Midland about 1 a.m. Monday night/Tuesday morning.

According to police, they encountered a suspicious male in the parking lot and searched his vehicle.

In the vehicle MPD found an item they suspected was an IED, which was recovered by the bomb squad and transported to the MPD training facility.

The male was arrested for a prohibited weapon. MPD say they are continuing to investigate the case.

We will keep you updated on any further developments.