Multiple bomb threats reported across Mississippi

Published 9:49 am Thursday, December 14, 2023

Mississippi officials are investigating reported bomb threats in multiple locations across the state.

One threat is being investigated at the Tupelo Regional Airport.

The City of Tupelo issued the following statement at 9:21 a.m:

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“At 7:46 a.m. Thursday, December 14, the Tupelo Regional Airport was one of multiple airports nationwide to receive an emailed bomb threat. Officials from the Tupelo Airport Authority, Tupelo Fire Department and Tupelo Police Department immediately responded and are in the process of evacuating passengers and airport employees. The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been notified of the situation as well. A bomb detection dog is helping in the searching and clearing of airport facilities.”

News outlets are reporting that a bomb threat has also been reported at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport and Stennis International Airport early Thursday morning. The airport is requesting all visitors and passengers screened by TSA to vacate the premises. Those in arriving planes are being asked to stay in place until a security sweep is complete.

Another bomb threat is being investigated in Columbus.

The foillowing statement was posted shortly after 9 a.m. by the Police Chief Joe Daughtry of the Columbus Police Department:

“CPD is working a bomb threat Temple Bnai Israel on 2nd Avenue North. Please avoid the area. Joe D.”