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After about 20 minutes, when no one had moved the bags or claimed them, the employee called police, the report said.
One bag was a white carry-on that had blue anchors on it and the other was a white garbage bag, according to the report.
Multiple deputies secured the area as one of them reported to the fire department to review the video surveillance to see who had left the bags. A woman sitting outside the building matched the description of the person seen leaving the bags in the video, so a deputy interviewed her, the report said.
After initially denying that she had left the bags in the airport, the woman admitted they were hers when deputies told her they had surveillance footage.
She told them she was going through a divorce and lost her apartment so she left the bags for her ex-husband to pick up, the deputy wrote in the report.
The woman wasn’t able to tell deputies what exactly was inside the bags.
Because of this and the fact that the woman was showing “signs of impairment” in that her eyes were bloodshot, she was slurring her words and having difficulty walking, the bomb squad responded to the scene as a precaution, the report said.
Town of Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue, EMS and Hazmat also responded to the scene.
The scene was cleared and the bags were found to just have “miscellaneous items” inside of them such as clothes, jewelry and papers, the report said.
The woman took a cab to a nearby hotel and planned to fly out the next morning, the deputy wrote.