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Official Bomb Threat Statement from the Vicksburg Police Department




On Tuesday July 26, 2011 Vicksburg Police received a call from Captain McGehee of the Natchez Police Department approximately 1440 hours in reference to a bomb threat on a Delta Lines Bus. We were informed explosives were on the Delta Lines bus which was in route to Greyhound Bus Station located at 1295 South Frontage Road Vicksburg, MS. The bus was reported to be traveling from the Greenville and Memphis area. Vicksburg Police located the Delta Lines bus at Highway 61 North and Highway 61 Bypass. All passengers on the bus were escorted off the bus and transported to Solid Rock Pentecostal Church located at 4945 Highway 61, which was approximately 200 to 300 yards from where the bus was stopped by Vicksburg Police. Passengers were bused to the church by buses provided by the Vicksburg Warren School District. All law enforcement entities appreciate Pastor Billy Talbert of Solid Rock Pentecostal Church for opening church doors for the passengers from the bus and law enforcement. Mississippi Highway Patrol arrived on scene with explosive detection K-9 for safety precautions. The bus and all luggage were checked.  No explosives were detected and no arrests were made in Vicksburg or Natchez. Traffic was stopped approximately 20 minutes and backed up to I-20 until officers began routing traffic to Sherman Ave to North Washington Street. The case is still under investigation. Agencies involved were the Vicksburg Police Department, Warren County Sheriff’s Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi Bureau of Investigations, MEMA, Culkin Volunteer Fire Department, Vicksburg Fire Department, Warren County Emergency Management Service and the Vicksburg Warren School District.]]]]> ]]>

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