Charleston PD: Suspicious package turned out to be several smoke detectors, beeping carbon monoxide detector

Charleston County News

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Police Department responded to what they called a suspicious package Monday afternoon on America Street.

America Street between Columbus and Blake was closed to motorists and pedestrians while they worked the scene.

After investigating the threat, authorities determined it was a false alarm. Police say the package turned out to be several smoke detectors and a carbon monoxide detector, which was beeping, inside of a bag.

Crews have cleared the scene.

Around the same time, crews responded to an unrelated incident on Meeting Street involving what appeared to be an ordnance or part of an ordnance, discovered by a construction crew.

A US Air Force Explosives Ordnance Disposal team took possession of the device.

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