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Charleston Bomb Squad cleared scene at Goose Creek Wal-Mart

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Staff say they were evacuated about 7:40 Friday morning. Staff say they were evacuated about 7:40 Friday morning.
Robot has been deployed. Robot has been deployed.
Wal-Mart was evacuated about 7:40 Friday morning. Wal-Mart was evacuated about 7:40 Friday morning.

UPDATE:

Goose Creek Police gave the all clear around 9:45am.

Officials said it was a suspicious package that was making a type of ticking sound.

Officials from the Charleston County Bomb Squad arrived on scene and officials in bomb suits entered the store and took care of the package. The store had to be evacuated for about 2-hours while crews worked and cleared the scene.

 

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The Goose Creek Police, Fire Department and Charleston County Bomb Squad are on the scene at the Wal-Mart on Highway 176 in Goose Creek in Berkeley County.

Wal-Mart Employees and customers are standing outside the store about 100 yards away from the front of the store entrance. There is police tape around a portion the parking lot.

Employees we talked to on-scene say they were asked to evacuate the building around 7:40am this morning.

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