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MSU investigating Wednesday bomb threat

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Students and faculty were evacuated from the Mitchell Memorial Library on the MSU campus in Starkville Wednesday. 

The evacuation also affected the library, Carpenter, Swalm, Hand, and Etheredge Buildings as well as the Longest Health Center according to Courtney Honnel with MSU Public Affairs.

6/28/17 5:44 pm
MSU returns to normal operations Mississippi State University has returned to normal operations, as MSU Police continue to investigate a Wednesday [June 28] bomb threat. The affected buildings and the surrounding area have been searched by police, who were on the scene within two minutes of receiving the threat by phone call just after 3:30 p.m. Bomb-sensing dogs also were dispatched immediately, and nothing suspicious was found. Mitchell Memorial Library will re-open for normal operations Thursday morning. All other affected buildings have reopened. “Safety is our first priority, and we always will err on the side of caution,” said MSU Vice President of Student Affairs Regina Hyatt, who also serves as incident commander for the university’s Crisis Action Team.

6/28/17 4:57pm

MSU Police Department is continuing to investigate a late-afternoon bomb threat. The university is returning to normal operations, except in Mitchell Memorial Library, where access is still restricted.

6/28/17 4:34 pm
The university received a time-specific bomb threat, and that time has passed. Emergency personnel, including MSU bomb-sensing dogs, were immediately dispatched to the scene and are continuing to investigate.

For updated alerts from the university click HERE.

This is a developing story.

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