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Bomb threat at Mississippi Capitol for second day

This article first appeared on the Magnolia Tribune.

Mississippi State Capitol

The Capitol has been evacuated and law enforcement is again sweeping the grounds.

According to officials, the Mississippi Capitol is currently closed and has been evacuated due to a bomb threat. This is the second consecutive day law enforcement has been called to sweep the Capitol grounds.

Law enforcement is investigating a threat made this morning that was received by the Mississippi Supreme Court, across the street from the Capitol, according to the Department of Public Safety.

More information will be provided when available.

The bomb threat emailed to the Secretary of State’s office on Wednesday prompted the closure of the Capitol while law enforcement swept the grounds. The all clear was given around 11 a.m. with officials calling it a “hoax.”

Multiple state Capitols around the country received similar threats on Wednesday as well, all of which were found not to be credible.

This is a development story. Magnolia Tribune will update this article as news becomes available.

This article first appeared on the Magnolia Tribune and is republished here under a Creative Commons license.

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