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Second bomb threat closes Mississippi Capitol, state Supreme Court

Judges, legislators and Capitol staffers lined the sidewalks in downtown Jackson Thursday morning after the Mississippi Supreme Court received a bomb threat, a spokesperson for the state Department of Public Safety said.

“Precautionary measures are being taken at the Mississippi State Capitol and Supreme Court buildings,” DPS spokesperson Bailey Martin said in a statement. “Standard emergency procedures are being followed.”

This is the second day in a row that a government building in the state has received a bomb threat. The Mississippi State Capitol, which is across High Street from the Supreme Court, received a bomb threat Wednesday. Law enforcement agencies swept the building and did not detect any explosive or suspicious material inside the building.

READ MORE: Mississippi Capitol reopened after bomb threat on second day of legislative session

The Mississippi Legislature is in the middle of its 2024 legislative session, and most of Mississippi’s statewide officials are slated to be sworn into office at 2 p.m. today.


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