Man’s comments prompt evacuation of Florence City Center; normal - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Man’s comments prompt evacuation of Florence City Center; normal operations have resumed

Source: Raycom Media Source: Raycom Media

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – The Florence City Center was briefly evacuated Friday afternoon after a man came in and started exhibiting questionable behavior.

According to information from Florence Police Lt. Mike Brandt, officers made contact with the man at 2:15 p.m.

Based on comments the man made, he was detained and the city center, located in the 300 block of West Evans Street, was evacuated out of an abundance of caution, Brandt said.

He added that normal operations had resumed before 3:30 p.m. The man was taken to a local hospital for a mental evaluation.

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