FBI Investigate Dirty Bomb In South Carolina

FBI investigate dirty bomb threat in South Carolina

A South Carolina port was evacuated Wednesday amid reports of a dirty bomb on a ship at the Port of Charleston, according to Coast Guard officials. 

The FBI are investigating and have confirmed that a suspect is being questioned in connection to the incident.

Kmov.com reports: A dirty bomb is an explosive made with radioactive material.

Emergency officials report radiation has not been detected as they comb the vessel.

One Coast Guard official told WCSC, “the Maersk Memphis is currently moored at Charleston’s Wando terminal which has been evacuated while bomb detection units from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies investigate the threat.”

The Coast Guard also reported that a unified command has been established to oversee the response.

Hazmat and EMS crews are also reported on the scene.