Update at 1:45 pm – According to ABC News 4’s Carolina Balchunas, the Charleston International Airport has re-opened. It was determined that the package was not an explosive device.
-Original Post Below –
The Charleston International Airport was evacuated on Wednesday morning due to a suspicious package.
Elliott Summey, CEO of the Charleston County Aviation Authority, said TSA found a package during screening that they deemed to be a “potential threat” and an evacuation was ordered. Summey said that the TSA, local law enforcement, and a bomb squad are now on the scene and are investigating. The evacuation process began shortly after 11 am.
All planes at Charleston International have been grounded and no incoming flights are currently allowed to land at the airport. In addition, the intersection at Michaux Parkway and International Boulevard is closed.
The airport has been evacuated due to a suspicious package detected by TSA. Authorities are on site and we will share updates as we can.
— CharlestonSC Airport (@iflyCHS) November 11, 2020
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