Russell House back open after partial evacuation

Source: Zac Baker
Source: Zac Baker

COLUMBIA (WIS) - A discarded box of electrical parts caused quite a stir at one University of South Carolina building Wednesday afternoon.

The State Law Enforcement Division's bomb squad was called to the Russell House on Greene Street to investigate a suspicious package found in the bushes near one of the entrances.

The west side of the building was evacuated while crews investigated the box. The package was determined to be safe and the scene was cleared.

The Russell House is back open. It is unclear how the box got there.

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