MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say an abandoned liposuction machine was the suspicious package that closed one of South Carolina’s busiest bridges for three hours.
Investigators said someone called police Saturday after finding a metal box near a pillar of the Ravenel Bridge in Mount Pleasant, just across the Cooper River from Charleston.
Police say the caller showed officers pictures of a metal box with a lock, green and red buttons and a fan.
Officers then confirmed the box’s location and a supervisor shut down the bridge and called the bomb squad.
The bridge was opened after about three hours, and officials confirmed Monday the item was a liposuction machine.