Police: Search for homemade bombs ends in Aynor

Aynor, SC - AYNOR, SC (WMBF) - An Horry County bomb squad ended their search for homemade bombs Thursday after someone reported seeing a number of suspicious devices off of Highway 319 earlier in the day.

Investigators were called to an area on Good Luck Road after a homeowner reported spotting the suspicious devices around 11 a.m. Investigators successfully located homemade bombs in the small town of Aynor, some of which appeared to be fabricated from PVC pipe.

That homeowner, Major Carroll, says he hopes those responsible are caught.

"I hope that whoever did it, that [the police] can get him and get some help, or locked up," Carroll said. "I mean, if they need help, then get them some help."

The four-hour investigation ended around 3 p.m. Thursday following a thorough search of land at two locations on Good Luck Road and one location along Horse Pen Bay Road. Horry County Police spokesman Sgt. Robert Kegler said investigators found homemade explosives at all three locations.

Police have confirmed all three property owners involved in the bomb scare are related, but have yet to pin-point an exact motive behind the placement of the explosives. Kegler commented police are considering whether the incident was a family affair and if the property owners were specifically targeted.

No suspects have been taken into custody as of late Thursday afternoon. An investigation into who placed the suspicious devices onto the three properties in Aynor is ongoing by the Horry County Police Department.

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