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Bomb squad detonates suspicious suitcase found in West Ashley

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WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) -

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office bomb squad detonated a suspicious suitcase found in a ditch in West Ashley Tuesday afternoon.

At 4:15 p.m., authorities responded to 1740 Pierpont Ave. in reference to a suspicious item.

The item was located in a drainage ditch near the roadway which was temporarily blocked as authorities investigated the scene.

A bomb squad robot was then brought to the scene and detonated the suitcase.

The sheriff's office says the item was determined to be safe.

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