Beaufort County authorities deem suspicious packages safe

Beaufort, SC (BCSO) – Officials in Beaufort County have deemed two suspicious packages they say someone discovered in the area of the Oaks at Broad River in Beaufort earlier this afternoon as safe.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area around 3PM. They tell us a pair of packages wrapped in camouflage tape were found. The BCSO’s Explosive Ordinance Team were able to safely open the containers and found plastic bags inside filled with sand. The purpose of the packages and who left them remains unclear. The area was reopened around 5PM.

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