Lockdown at Hanahan High School lifted following report of suspicious person

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HANAHAN, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the Hanahan Police Department say a nearly two-hour lockdown at Hanahan High School has been lifted after police confirmed there was no threat.

The school was placed on administrative lockdown at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday and remained under lockdown until approximately 4:50 p.m. as Hanahan Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the area, according to Berkeley County School District spokesperson Aimee Murray.

Hanahan police say there was a report of a man walking in the area of the school carrying a backpack with suspicious materials. The suspicious person was taken into custody. Hanahan officials say Charleston County was contacted to respond with their bomb unit.

Motorists reported that Murray Road had been closed as police and first responders arrived on scene.

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