WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Authorities are investigating a bomb threat that was directed at a medical facility in Williamsburg County Friday afternoon.
Officials with the Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office say deputies responded to Fresenius Medical Care on 102 South County Line Road at 4:16 p.m.
According to investigators, the threat directed at the center "was deemed credible based on the manner it was received."
The building was evacuated and a perimeter established for safety purposes.
The sheriff's office requested the assistance of the State Law Enforcement Division canine to search the facility. The facility and perimeter of the building was thoroughly searched by the explosive detecting canine.
WCSO officials say no explosives were detected.
"When it comes to the safety and security of our public, we don't take chances," Sheriff Dudley Musier stated.
Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office investigators say they are following leads to track down the source of the threat, and if apprehended, will prosecute subjects to the fullest extent of the law.
Williamsburg County Emergency Management, Williamsburg County Fire Department, Andrews Police Department, and Andrews Fire Department assisted the Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office with this incident.