Charleston Airport Evacuated, Flights Paused After TSA Finds Suspicious Package

The Charleston, South Carolina, airport was evacuated on Wednesday afternoon after TSA found a suspicious package.

The airport announced the evacuation on Twitter at 12:40 p.m. local time and images posted on Twitter showed people standing outside the terminal. Elliot Summey, Chief Executive Officer at Charleston County Aviation Authority, told WCBD-TV that the Charleston County Bomb Squad was on the scene and the airport would reopen once law enforcement deemed it safe to do so.

Flight Aware, a website that tracks flights, reported inbound traffic to Charleston was paused until 2 p.m.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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