Bomb scare at Knightsville Publix

  • Friday, February 28, 2014

A.M. Sheehan/Journal Scene A member of the Charleston Bomb Squad examines the shopping cart and briefcase.


The Charleston Bomb Squad determined a briefcase left in a shopping cart outside the Knightsville Publix was not a bomb and contained nothing hazardous around 12:30 p.m.

Police responded to a bomb concern at the Knightsville Publix Friday morning around 11 a.m. after a female shopper brought the cart containing the briefcase into the store and told store personnel it had been left in the parking lot. Personnel contacted law enforcement which responded immediately and, due to the unknown nature of the contents, evacuated the surrounding area and called in the bomb squad.

The Charleston Bomb Squad robot investigated the briefcase along with members of its bomb squad..

Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office and EMS and Old Fort Fire Department responded to the scene.

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