CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Four containers aboard the vessel Maersk Memphis thought to have contained “a potential threat” has been scanned and cleared, according to Coast Guard officials.
USCG says Maersk Memphis is moored at the Wando Terminal which was evacuated during the course of the investigation.
We learned just before 3:45 a.m. Thursday morning the terminal will reopen and safety zone has been lifted after Unified Command deemed no threat to the port existed.
Multiple law enforcement agencies from federal, state and local level, including the Charleston County Sherriff’s office and the FBI, investigated the threat.
Officials say the original reporting source of the threat has been detained for further questioning.