HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Horry County Police say a man suffering from PTSD caused a bomb threat at the Seacoast Medical Plaza at 3980 E. Highway 9 in Little River on Monday afternoon.
One building was evacuated after the man 27-year-old man claimed he brought a bomb into the building, and had another bomb in his vehicle, according to a news release from the Horry County Police Department. Police learned that the man had spent four years in active duty with the U.S. Marine Corp, was deployed several times to Afghanistan, was suffering from PTSD, and had failed to take his medication for this disorder. The man told police that he thought there was a bomb in his vehicle.
After an extensive interview with police, the man was found to be a danger to himself and others, was frequently hallucinating, and was not aware of his surroundings, according to an HCPD report.
Bomb technicians from HCPD, the State Law Enforcement Division, and the Department of Homeland Security responded, and deemed the building and car safe.
The man who caused the threat was taken into emergency protective custody, police stated, and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. No charges are expected to be filed in this case.