Mississippi State University under bomb threat Wednesday

Published 9:30 pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Mississippi State University has returned to normal operations, as MSU Police continue to investigate a Wednesday bomb threat. Police were on the scene within two minutes of receiving the threat by phone just after 3:30 p.m. Affected buildings and the surround area have been searched, and nothing suspicous was found. Bomb-sensing dogs were employed in the search.

Mitchell Memorial Library was set to re-open for normal operations today. All other affected buildings — Carpenter Hall, Swalm, Hand Lab, Longest Student Health Center, Etheredge and the Drill Field — reopened Wednesday approximately two hours after the threat was received.

“Safety is our first priority, and we always will err on the side of caution,” said Regina Hyatt, MSU vice president of student affairs. Hyatt also serves as incident commander for the university’s Crisis Action Team.

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The university’s emergency website listed the campus as under a safety advisory for the reminder of the day Wednesday.