CANTON, Miss.--After bomb threats today in North Dakota and Texas, Mississippi adds its name to the list with an apparent bomb threat at a Canton bank. The threat was over and a woman taken into custody by 11:30 a.m. It was at the east branch of Trustmark Bank on Peace St., according to a reporter with WMGO Radio, a News Mississippi affiliate.
A woman's name repeatedly run over the scanner likely indicates who was in the bank-29-year-old Olivia Abron of Canton. Some reports say she came to the bank in a green van, went inside and told employees she had a bomb. The 911 call came in at 9:30.
Businesses were cordoned off and employees evacuated in the surrounding area.
Authorities were completely mum on the incident. The information we gathered was from our news affiliate on the scene.
When the woman came out of the bank, she was wearing a blamket over her head and was put on a stretcher, then loaded into an ambulance. Despite being carted away, she walked out on her own power.
We are told by our affiliate reporter that a bomb squad officer went in and determined there was no bomb.
News Mississippi will update you as soon as we get more word from the scene or official word from police.