Police: Charleston Co. Public Library closes 3 branches following shooting threat via e-mail

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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston County Public Library did not open three of its branches on Thursday after a threatening e-mail was sent to the library e-mail system.

The Charleston Police Department Public Information Officer Charles Francis stated that the e-mail system received a shooting threat. A specific library branch was not identified in the email, but library officials decided to close some branches because of the threat.

The following Charleston County Public Library branches were closed on Thursday:

Mount Pleasant



The Charleston County Sheriff’s office is now the lead agency investigating the threat. Spokesperson Captain Roger Antonio said in an e-mail that there is now no indication of credible threats to any of the Charleston County libraries.

All three branches that were closed will resume normal hours on Friday.

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