Columbia Police Department officials said a male suspect is being detained for allegedly calling in a bomb threat Thursday morning.
According to a tweet on the department's Twitter page, officers evacuated the parking garages at the 1300 block of Taylor Street, Sumter Street, Marion Street, and Hampton Street after someone called in a bomb threat. The public was advised to avoid the area as the bomb squad investigated the threat's legitimacy.
🚨#ColumbiaPDSC officers are evacuating the parking garages at the 1300 block of Taylor & Sumter & Marion & Hampton after someone called in a bomb threat. ‼️ Avoid the area. ‼️ The Bomb Squad is on scene to investigate the threat's legitimacy. Updates will be posted here.— Columbia Police Dept (@ColumbiaPDSC) March 2, 2023
The investigation revealed that no explosive devices were at the parking garages, and officers reopened the roadways.
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