NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (AP) — The Charleston International Airport has reopened after a suspicious package found on the property was deemed not explosive.
Airport officials and the Transportation Security Administration said all passengers and employees were evacuated from the terminal around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.
The evacuation occurred after TSA agents identified a package that was a potential threat during a routine screening of checked luggage.
Deputy director and chief communications officer Spencer Pryor later told WCBD-TV the package was removed, inspected and deemed not to be an explosive.
He says the all-clear was given around 1:30 p.m.