Jackson County Bomb Scare

A strange ticking noise in a delivery van traveling through Jackson County gave authorities quite a scare this morning. The Biloxi bomb squad was called in to check out a suspicious box inside this van. The bomb squad x-rayed the box, in a median off Gautier-Vancleave road, and determined the box was full of cell phones and beepers.

As a precaution, the sheriff's department closed off several roads near the area during the search. The boxes were on their way to Mississippi Power. The driver got concerned when she heard one of the boxes beeping, and called 911. After a couple of hours, everything returned to normal.