King St. reopens after closure due to “distraught individual” in business, police remain in the area to monitor

UPDATE: Portion of King St. has reopened after hours long closure due to “distraught” person in the area.

Details remain limited and we are working to learn more on this situation.


CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Police Department (CPD) is asking drivers to avoid a portion of King Street as crews respond to a Tuesday night incident involving a “distraught individual.”

King Street between Carolina and Columbus is currently closed to traffic as of 9:37 p.m. Tuesday.

The exact location of the incident is 687 King Street, which Google Maps identifies as a liquor/convenience store next to Recovery Room.

Limited details are available at this time. We will provide updates as more details become available.

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