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Man had shotgun, brass knuckles, propane tanks when stopped by Myrtle Beach police

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A 34-year-old man was stopped with a shotgun, propane tanks and other weapons near Myrtle Beach’s The Market Common on Thursday afternoon, according to a police report.

The suspect in the case has not been charged in connection to the incident and was taken into emergency protective care. Myrtle Beach Cpl. Thomas Vest declined to comment further on the case as it’s an ongoing investigation.

According to the incident report, officers found the suspect with a shotgun, pocket knife, fixed blade knife, brass knuckles and two propane tanks in his possession. The suspect was stopped near Shine Avenue and Branch Street around 2:45 p.m. Thursday.

Officers found three spent shotgun shells on nearby Baldwin Lane.

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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