Charleston Vigil With Governor And Lawmakers Hit With Bomb Threat


A vigil for the victims of the deadly shooting at a Charleston church was evacuated on Thursday due to a bomb threat, according to news reports.

The vigil was being held at the Morris Brown AME Church in Charleston. Numerous lawmakers attended the vigil, including South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R), U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, and North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey.

Law enforcement quickly gave the all clear.

Nine people were killed on Wednesday when a white man opened fire at a historic black church in Charleston. Police on Thursday arrested a suspect in the shooting, 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof.