Biloxi Police Chief Bruce Dunagan is now saying a device found Friday at the Gulf Park Campus of USM Gulf Coast is not a bomb.
Dunagan said upon inspection, the Biloxi bomb squad discovered the device was actually a homemade battery pack.
The FBI has a person in custody that they believe made the device. Police originally thought the item could be a pipe bomb.
USM faculty discovered the device inside a book bag at the school's library building around 3pm Friday afternoon.