From our News Partners at WCBD-TV:
Charleston County Dispatch told News 2 that officials responded to Roper St. Francis Hospital in downtown Charleston around 1:00 this afternoon after receiving a call about a suspicious package.
Officials closed all roads surrounding the Lucas Street parking garage, including all but one entrance to Roper Hospital until 5:00p.m. when they deemed the entire incident non-threatening.
Roper spokesman, Andy Lyons, told News 2 Sunday evening that a woman had entered the hospital Sunday morning and made several statements that could be interpreted as threatening but they weren't specifically directed at anyone. Lyons said a hospital worker escorted the woman to her car and saw a bag in the backseat and a gas tank in the trunk and called police but the bomb squad and hazmat determined the tank was empty and the bag was a form of concrete. Neither posed a threat.
According to Roper, the woman is not a patient at their hospital and they would not provide additional details except that she will not be charged for the incident.
All roads surrounding the hospital are now open.
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