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Day two of session canceled following bomb threat at Mississippi Capitol

Legislators will not be meeting for the second day of the 2024 legislative session this morning following reports of a bomb threat at the Mississippi State Capitol.

Officers with Capitol Police roped off all entrances and blocked all roads and sidewalks within one block of the building after authorities were notified of the threat around 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday.

At this time, no additional details have been confirmed by law enforcement. It is unclear if legislators will convene for the session for the remainder of the day.

The threat joins a string of false reports of bombs that have been made to numerous airports and Jewish synagogues across the state, with the most recent emailed threat being sent to the Beth Israel Congregation in Jackson on December 18, 2023.

Just a few days prior, another Jewish temple in Mississippi was the recipient of a bomb threat, with law enforcement confirming that the Temple B’nai Israel in Columbus and Tupelo was emailed a threat on December 14.

A handful of airports across the state were also sent a similar threat over email that same day. The airports included the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International AirportTupelo RegionalGulfport-Biloxi International, Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional, and Stennis International.

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