This story has been updated.
Authorities responded to a Walmart in Garden City Wednesday afternoon after a suspicious package was reported.
The item was identified as a package containing drugs, according to the Horry County Police Department Twitter page. A hazmat and bomb team determined there is no risk to the public.
Traffic in the area of the store located off of U.S. 17 Business might be impacted, the HCPD said. Motorists are asked to use alternate routes.
Emergency personnel were working to clear the scene as of around 5:30 p.m.
UPDATE 5:25 p.m.:The Pee Dee Regional Hazmat Team and #HCPD #BombSquad has determined there is NO RISK to public safety.The item was identified as a package containing narcotics base.Crews are working to clear the scene.Thanks to all of our partner agencies who assisted! https://t.co/YuCvuXnnSm pic.twitter.com/k7DhY1QcrY— Horry County PD (@horrycountypd) August 7, 2019
🚨CALL FOR SERVICE - SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE🚨#HCPD is responding to a suspicious package at the Walmart on the Garden City Connector.@hcfirerescue, @MyrtleBeachFire, @MIGCFR are also in scene.Traffic in the area may be impacted. Drivers are asked to use alternate routes. https://t.co/7z1QfkGJ3T pic.twitter.com/oQEGp2tilu— Horry County PD (@horrycountypd) August 7, 2019