A.M. Sheehan/Journal Scene
Charleston Police’s Explosive Devices Team arrives and prepares to offload its robot.
Lt. Ed Pumphrey, SLED, gets some help with his bomb disposal suit.
From left, Deputy Chief Major Frank A. Nigro, Jr., Lt. Sandy Williams, Detective Lt. Jef Payton, Cpl. Dennis Henderson, squatting, and Pfc. Jason Forsyth, examine the briefcase after it was cleared by the bomb squad.
The innocuous black briefcase that caused such perturbation.
The suspicious wires and devices turned out to be harmonicas, guitar strings and harmonica neck holders.