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Multiple bomb threats evacuate Miss. government buildings

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Mississippi State Capitol Police has an officer at each entrance of the Mississippi State Government Gartin Building in downtown Jackson Monday morning. (Source: MSNewsNow Reporter Joe Barnes) Mississippi State Capitol Police has an officer at each entrance of the Mississippi State Government Gartin Building in downtown Jackson Monday morning. (Source: MSNewsNow Reporter Joe Barnes)
A third bomb threat call was made Monday morning to the Warren County Courthouse in the city of Vicksburg. (Source: MSNewsNow Photographer Karlos Sanders) A third bomb threat call was made Monday morning to the Warren County Courthouse in the city of Vicksburg. (Source: MSNewsNow Photographer Karlos Sanders)
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Mississippi State Capitol Police has an officer at each entrance of the Mississippi State Government Gartin Building in downtown Jackson Monday morning following a phone call that threatened a bomb is in the building. 

The building, located at 450 High Street, is also commonly referred to as the Supreme Court building.

State Capitol Police spokeswoman Lt. Kimberly Schneider confirms the bomb threat phone call came into the building at 9:12 a.m. Monday. Within minutes, the building was evacuated and Homeland Security bomb sniffing dogs were at the scene.

Lt. Schneider adds that police have interviewed the person who took the bomb threat phone call and authorities are clearing the Gartin Building of any possible explosive device before allowing anyone to return inside.

No injuries have been reported at this time and Lt. Schneider says they have no suspects in the bomb threat call.

Just two minutes before the call came in to the Gartin Building, the City of Pearl Municipal Court building also received a bomb threat phone call.

Lt. Butch Townsend with the Pearl Police Department says the call was taken at 9:10 a.m. and the building was cleared within 10 minutes. Townsend adds that all employees were allowed back into the building shortly after the call and business has resumed as normal.

As with the Gartin Building call, there are no suspects in the City of Pearl Municipal Court bomb threat, says Townsend. 

A third bomb threat call was made Monday morning to the Warren County Courthouse in the city of Vicksburg. The Warren County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene just after 9 a.m. and evacuated the building.

Employees who work within the courthouse were not allowed to reenter the building for nearly two hours. The sheriff's department cleared the building of any danger and business has proceeded as normal.

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