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UPDATE: Suspicious package found at Myrtle Beach airport deemed false alarm

A vehicle for the Explosives Detonation Team at the Myrtle Beach Airport A vehicle for the Explosives Detonation Team at the Myrtle Beach Airport

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A suspicious package that was found in the ticketing area around the U.S. Airways ticket counter at the Myrtle Beach International Airport around 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, was determined to be a false alarm, according to MYR spokesman Kirk Lovell.

At 4:07 p.m., Lovell said everything should be cleared by now and that about 30 minutes ago the package was determined to be a false alarm.

The Horry County Police Department, HCPD bomb team and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division responded to the call and moved the package to a safe location within the airport, according to Lt. Jack Stewart, with the HCPD.

Lt. Stewart said the package contained suspicious liquid, but ticketing counters and security lines were not disrupted throughout the process.

“At this time were still testing the material to see what it is,” Lt. Stewart said.

Police are reviewing surveillance footage in an attempt to locate who left the package, according to Lt. Stewart.

Airport officials cleared a 50-foot radius around the item while they waited for authorities to come and check it out, according to MYR spokesman Kirk Lovell.

Stay tuned to WMBF News for more information as this story develops.

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