Authorities clear SC prison following investigation into bomb threat

Evans Correctional Institution
Evans Correctional Institution(SC Department of Corrections)
Updated: Apr. 13, 2021 at 6:16 PM EDT
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BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - Officials with the South Carolina Department of Corrections said they found no evidence of a bomb following a bomb threat at a Marlboro County prison.

SCDC and the State Law Enforcement Division investigated the threat at Evans Correctional Institute in Bennettsville.

Inmates and staff had been cleared from the prison’s cafeteria where a caller claimed a bomb had been placed.

On Tuesday night, authorities said they didn’t find any evidence of a bomb, and operations were resuming.

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