Bomb squad called after suspicious device found during traffic stop in Oconee Co.


OCONEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) — Officials are investigating after a suspicious device was found during a traffic stop in Oconee County on Thursday. 

A Westminster police officer pulled over a vehicle on Simpson St. around midnight. During the stop, the officer found an explosive-looking device under the passenger seat of the vehicle, according to the police report. 

Officials with The Anderson County Bomb Squad were called to investigate and took the device with them to test, the report said. 

The driver was issued four traffic tickets, with one being for drug paraphenalia found in the vehicle.

Nobody was injured during the incident. No arrests have been made at this time.

We will update this story as more information becomes available. 

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