Crime

Police investigate port-a-potty bomb threat at construction site near hospital

Horry County police were called Monday morning to investigate a bomb threat written on a porta potty at a construction site near a Little River-area hospital, according to a police report.

Officers were called about 11:30 a.m. to new construction near Mcleod Seacoast Medical Center on 4000 East S.C. 9 after someone discovered a threat scribbled on one of the portable toilets, the report said.

“At 3:15 a small bomb will go off on the 2nd floor, you’ve been warned,” read the threat, which was written on one port-a-potties within a row of them by new construction near the front of the hospital, the report states.

“The threat was investigated and was unfounded,” said Krystal Dotson, HCPD spokeswoman by email Tuesday. She also said there were no injuries and no evacuations.

The report states no arrests were made at the time it was written Monday, and also says police arrived at 11:30 a.m. and left the scene just after 2 p.m.

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