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Jackson airport latest to report bomb threat

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In what’s shaping into a national trend, Mississippi has seen at least seven different locations receive bomb threats throughout the day Thursday.

The latest of which came at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN), according to communications director LSherie Dean.

“A thorough sweep of all airport facilities is being performed and security will remain vigilant to ensure the safety of our facilities,” a release said. “The safety and security of our passengers, employees, tenants, and visitors are our top priorities.”

JAN joins other airports such as Tupelo Regional, Gulfport-Biloxi International, Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional, and Stennis International. The other bomb threat hoaxes came at Jewish temples in Columbus and Tupelo.

As of now, operations have returned to normal at all airports as local, state, and federal law enforcement are investigating the threats. Mississippi is the latest state to see an influx of bomb threats after 18 different locations across Oregon received similar threats on Wednesday. Other states that have seen bomb threats via email in recent days include Idaho, Florida, Maine, and Oklahoma.

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