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Mississippi State Capitol One of Many to Receive a Bomb Threat

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JACKSON, Miss.–A bomb threat to the Mississippi State Capitol Wednesday morning was a hoax and no one was in danger, said Capitol Police. But, they had to make sure. That caused a delay in the beginning of the legislative session for the state Senate.
 
The body had scheduled its first meeting for 1- a.m., but pushed it back until 2 p.m., because of the chaos that started about 7 a.m.
 
“I know what impact it had on us here in Mississippi. So, I can imagine what impacts it had across the country,” said Dept. of Public Safety Deputy Director Keith Davis. 
 
Bomb threats were also reported in Michigan, Georgia, Hawaii and about a dozen other states.
 
“It’s unfortunate that state governments have to deal with these types of incidents.”
 
It is a federal crime to call in such a threat and even without a real bomb a person could end up in the federal pen.