Suspicious package found at Columbia Post Office

      A suspicious package was found in a Columbia Post Office around 10:15 Friday morning.

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) - The suspicious package found at a Columbia Post Office Friday morning turned out to be a hoax.

      The Post Office, located on Greence Street in Five Points, was evacuated as a precaution.

      Authorities were notified around 10:15 a.m Friday.

      According to police, a postal worker called 9-1-1 after seeing a "suspicious" package inside the facility.

      The Columbia Police Department received assistance from the Columbia Fire Department, SLED, and the US Postal Service.

      The package was x-rayed to determine its contents once it was secured by a robot.

      According to Alexis King with WACH, a controlled explosion occured near post office building.

      No one was injured.