No evidence of bomb found at Bennettsville prison after earlier threat

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BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. (WBTW) — No evidence of a bomb was a found at Evans Correctional Institution in Bennettsville after an earlier threat, according to the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

Officials said they got a call Tuesday afternoon stating a bomb was placed in the cafeteria of the prison. Inmates and staff were cleared from that area, according to SCDC.

SLED and Department of Corrections investigated the incident and meal service has resumed.

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