UPDATE: Columbia Police arrest suspect in bomb threat
COLUMBIA - Columbia Police have arrested a suspect in connection to a bomb threat at Best Buy on Saturday evening.
20-year-old Semaj L. Robinson was charged with making a terrorist threat in the third degree.
Police evacuated the store just after after they said someone found a note saying there a bomb inside. Police said they received the call around 5 p.m.
Police said they observed Robinson drop a business card with a bomb threat onto the floor using video surveillance inside the store.
A police incident at Best Buy, Stadium at Worley. Please avoid the area. Best Buy evacuated due to potential explosives threat. Canines and explosives team are sweeping the building out of an abundance of caution.— ColumbiaPD (@ColumbiaPD) September 15, 2018
After sweeping the building, Police said they found no actual threat.
Police incident at Stadium & Worley has concluded. Best Buy is open. No threat found.— ColumbiaPD (@ColumbiaPD) September 15, 2018
The Columbia Police Department's K-9 and explosives teams investigated a "potential explosives threat" to the store on Worley Street.
The store was evacuated during the investigation. By 6:30 p.m., police had allowed customers and employees to enter the store again.