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Police: Suspicious item found at Goodwill appeared to 'resemble explosive device'

(Source: WCSC) (Source: WCSC)
SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) -

Summerville Police say a suspicious package discovered at the Goodwill store on Old Trolley Road Saturday contained what appeared to be an "improvised explosive device."

Police responded at approximately 7:33 p.m. Saturday after someone left a 12" x 12" x 12" cardboard box containing a metal cylinder, several drinking glasses and several "mortar-style" fireworks, according to an incident report. The cylinder had a hole drilled in the side with end caps sealing both sides of the pipe, the report states.

Police immediately evacuated the building as a precaution.

Dorchester Country EMS and the Summerville Fire Department responded to the scene to ensure safety according to an incident report.

The Charleston County bomb squad also responded to the scene and determined the device could be a threat and needed to be detonated. A robot removed the pipe from the business and then detonated the device in the parking lot.

The device was reportedly determined the device contained a dark, powder-like material which did not appear to have any energized substances.

Charleston County EOD then collected the fireworks left behind, which had not been detonated.

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