Multiple law enforcement units are on the scene at the Jackson-Evers International Airport investigating a bomb threat.
On Wednesday, Nov. 12, at approximately 2 p.m. someone called in a threat, claiming bombs were on an inbound American Airlines flight, in the airport’s terminal and on the parking lot.
At this time, no devices or suspicious elements have been found. Emergency responders will remain on alert until further notice.
Several law enforcement units have responded, including the FBI, Transportation Security Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board, the Jackson Police Department, the Flowood Police Department, the Pearl Police Department and the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office.
Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance activated the bomb disposal unit and bomb-sniffing canines to provide assets to the Jackson Airport Authority and to assist federal agencies to neutralize the threat.