A suspicious caller notified a gas station that there were several bombs inside the store Tuesday on S.C. 544 near Coastal Carolina University, according to an Horry County police report.
Police were called to the Circle K gas station at 669 S.C. Highway 544 for a bomb threat just after 6:35 a.m. The complainant quickly got everyone out of the store, called 911 and stayed on the phone until police arrived, the report states.
While Horry County spokesperson Kelly Moore said that the threat was specific to the gas station, Coastal Carolina University sent out an alert to students and faculty just before 7:15 a.m. asking them to avoid the area of Founders Drive and S.C. Highway 544. The university also asked some students to evacuate from their homes.