Coast Guard officials says a terminal at the Port of Charleston is back open and safe after being evacuated because of a claim about a threat aboard a ship.
Authorities were made aware of a potential threat in four containers aboard the vessel Maersk Memphis in the Port of Charleston at approximately 8 p.m. Wednesday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast.
Those containers have been scanned and cleared by authorities early Thursday morning.
#update there were 4 containers where threat was posed at terminal in Charleston, SC. These have been scanned and cleared by authorities.— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) June 15, 2017
Authorities are now questioning the person who reported the threat.
#update the original reporting source of the threat in port of Charleston has been detained by authorities for further questioning.— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) June 15, 2017
Ten agencies were involved in the investigation including the FBI, National Guard and SLED.