Charleston deputies investigating possible explosive device at gas station

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County deputies and the bomb squad responded Friday night to a report of a possible explosive device at a Folly Road gas station.

Shortly after 9 p.m., someone notified deputies at the Circle K in the 800 block of Folly Road about a jar they located containing a liquid with a wick protruding from the jar, according to Charleston County Sheriff's Capt. Roger Antonio. The jar had been found inside a home.

They turned the jar over to deputies, he said.

As a precautionary measure, deputies evacuated the Circle K.

Deputies say there was no indication the item posed an immediate threat.

Shortly before 11 p.m., the bomb squad arrived at the gas station to investigate.

All lanes of Folly Road are open to traffic, but a portion of the gas station is taped off as deputies investigate.

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