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Port of Charleston terminal evacuated over 'potential threat'

Posted June 15, 2017 12:26 a.m. EDT

Authorities are investigating a "potential threat" in a container aboard a ship at the Port of Charleston in South Carolina, the US Coast Guard said Wednesday night.

The ship, Maersk Memphis, is at the Wando terminal. The terminal is used for container cargo, and has been evacuated to allow federal, state and local bomb detection units to investigate, the Coast Guard said.

The threat came in at about 8 p.m., according to the Coast Guard. It did not provide details on what kind of threat it was.

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