MYRTLE BEACH — Myrtle Beach police seized a suspicious beeping device late Monday and evacuated nearby residents as a precaution, according to a police report.
A 26-year-old man called officers about 8:30 p.m. Monday to the area of King Street and Graham Avenue after he found the device, police said.
Officers set up a perimeter around the area where the device was located and evacuated near by homes until the device was checked by the Horry County Bomb Squad, according to the report.
The device was described as being about three inches wide, six inches long in an oval shape with tin foil around it and wires coming out of it, according to the report. The device made a loud repetitive beeping noise.
Officials with Horry County and the State Law Enforcement Division arrived in the area and checked for any other devices, but none were found. Police determined the device had no explosive components or detonators.
The device was seized as evidence and police are investigating.
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