The FBI and the Charleston County bomb squad has also been called to the scene of a reported car being stopped for a routine traffic violation and explosives were found in the vehicle. The car was reportedly being driven by two Middle Eastern men. Hmm. Let’s see what develops from this story …
Goose Creek – Berkeley County police pulled over a vehicle in a routine traffic stop near Meyers Road and Highway 1-76 around 6 p.m. The vehicle with Florida tags was driven by two men of Middle Eastern descent. Inside police found explosive devices. Highway 1-76 near Goose Creek has since been shut down. In addition to the FBI authorities from Goose Creek, Berkeley County, and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are on scene. The Charleston County bomb squad has also been called. (ABC4 News)
WIS News 10 talked to an FBI spokesperson who told us she could neither confirm or deny a possible link between the vehicle and a terrorist plot.
UPDATE I: This May have been a foiled jail break
UPDATE II: From Lt Vince Lombardo at the scene:
According to Lt. Vince Lombardo, deputies discovered the suspicious items in the trunk during a traffic stop. Deputies stopped two men in a four-door sedan for speeding. The car had Florida tags. The two men inside the vehicle are detained at the scene. Lombardo also said information from an investigation in another jurisdiction raised the suspicions of the deputies.
Lombard would not say what the device was or what it was that bomb technicians from neighboring Charleston County exploded at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday. (USA Today)
UPDATE III: From Pal2pal, Fox News is reporting that the two suspects are in custody for unlawful possession of an explosive device
For updates and other bloggers covering the story:
Flopping Aces: Vehicle Loaded With Explosives Stopped in South Carolina
Astute Blogger: FOILED JIHADI JAIL BREAK IN GOOSE CREEK, SC?
Pal2Pal: Update, 2 Men in Custody
UPDATE IV: Two people in custody said to be of Middle Eastern decent
As Cold Fury is reporting, those MSM that are even bothering to report this story seem to be leaving out the “Middle Eastern” part.
Lombard says the car was heading west on U.S. Highway 176, away from Goose Creek and the Naval Weapons Station there. A mile-long stretch of the highway was reopened about 4 Sunday morning.