Possible bomb found at Mississippi church, sheriff says

Published 4:13 pm Thursday, June 6, 2024

Police were called to a Mississippi church Thursday afternoon after a suspicious package and a note that referenced a bomb was found, authorities said.

Deputies with the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office said they were called to the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church on County Road 614 at approximately 1:30 p.m. after a person there reported finding a suspicious package at the church.

“The note made reference to a possible explosive device,” Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. “We have closed CR 614 and evacuated residents in the area of the church.”

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The Tupelo Police Department bomb squad has been notified and they are responding to the area to assist with the investigation.