Sheriff’s office: Bomb-making materials discovered in Florence County; no threat to public

Sheriff’s office: Bomb-making materials discovered in Florence County; no threat to public
SLED and Florence County Sheriff's Office have closed off Lebanon Road after authorities said they found bomb-making materials. (Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office)

FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A Florence County road was reopened Thursday night as deputies and state police continue to investigate the discovery of bomb-making materials.

The Florence County Sheriff’s Office was called around 1:30 p.m. to Lebanon and Old Landfill roads near Effingham where the materials were found. The State Law Enforcement Division was called in to help investigate.

SLED and Florence County Sheriff's Office have closed off Lebanon Road after authorities said they found bomb-making materials.
SLED and Florence County Sheriff's Office have closed off Lebanon Road after authorities said they found bomb-making materials. (Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office)
SLED and Florence County Sheriff's Office have closed off Lebanon Road after authorities said they found bomb-making materials.
SLED and Florence County Sheriff's Office have closed off Lebanon Road after authorities said they found bomb-making materials. (Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office)

A WMBF News crew on the scene saw tents set up and authorities in hazmat suits as they investigated. Chief Deputy Glen Kirby with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office said people were evacuated from homes around the area.

Lebanon Road was closed off for hours but was reopened around 9 p.m after it was determined that there was no immediate threat to the public.

The Florence County Sheriff’s Office said Lebanon road may be closed again at 9 a.m. Friday depending on how the investigation progresses.

Authorities said the area remains an active crime scene and the Florence County Sheriff’s Office will continue to give updates.

Lebanon Road and Old Landfill Road
Lebanon Road and Old Landfill Road (Source: Google Maps)

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