The incident is over and emergency personnel have cleared the area
At approximately 12:30 p.m. today a suspicious package was reported to the USC Division of Law Enforcement and Safety.
Officers responded to the area outside the Preston Dining Hall and established a perimeter. The State Law Enforcement Divisions and Columbia Police Department bomb personnel responded to the scene to survey the package.
Personnel cleared the device and determined it to be electrical equipment. Personnel cleared the scene at 2 p.m.