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Suspicious package leads to evacuation of Horry County judicial and government center

Horry County Courthouse and Government and Justice Center. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018.
Horry County Courthouse and Government and Justice Center. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. jlee@thesunnews.com

UPDATE: Officials say the substance found was tested and crews say it is not dangerous.

The Horry County Government and Justice building is under evacuation after a suspicious package was found at the facility.

According to the Conway Fire department the package arrived at the Horry County Solicitor’s Office and they alerted the Horry County Sheriff’s Office. The building was evacuated shortly after 1 p.m.

The Conway Fire Department Hazardous Materials Unit responded to the scene.

Officials ask people to avoid the area around the courthouse on 2nd Avenue in Conway.

Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.
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