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Bomb scare in Lugoff
SLED unit destroys hoax bomb; traffic blocked, rerouted on U.S. 1 for more than one hour
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A SLED bomb disposal agent sends a robotic unit back into a truck after destroying the contents of a hoax bomb discovered by a Lugoff business owner Friday afternoon. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said the contents of the box looked exactly like a homemade bomb. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
A loud bang, about 10 minutes after an earlier one, signaled the end to a tense Friday afternoon in Lugoff. Sometime before 1 p.m., Kershaw County dispatchers received a call from Benjamin Aragon, owner of This ‘N’ That at Mayview Plaza on U.S. 1 near Longtown Road. He said he had found a bomb.