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Suspicious device found in man's backyard

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GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Horry County bomb squad was called to a home in the Georgetown area when someone found a suspicious device.

Georgetown County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Carrie Cuthbertson confirms a man found a suspicious object, approximately two feet in length while digging in his backyard on South Island Road.

The man flagged down a sheriff's deputy, who secured the scene until the bomb squad arrived to investigate.

Cuthbertson tells WMBF News that the suspicious device was a practice bomb used by aircraft and now Horry County Explosive Ordinance Disposal has possession of the device.

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