ROCK HILL, S.C. (WBTV) - A suspicious package that was found near a post office in Rock Hill Tuesday morning turned out to be plumber's putty.
A post office employee noticed "some suspicious items" on the sidewalk near the entrance of the building around 9:30 a.m. Rock Hill police and the bomb squad then responded to the post office on West Wilson Street at Black Street around 10:40 a.m.
The putty, which appeared to be two paint cans held together with tape, was found at the rear end of the post office. Nearby homes were vacated and a portion Black Street was shut down for a time.
The post office remained open while crews investigated the package.
The bomb squad determined the "device" was plumber's putty that was taped together. Black Street has since been reopened.