Suspicious Package, Possible Bomb in Manila - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Manila, AR--Bob Snell Reports

Suspicious Package, Possible Bomb in Manila

March 3, 2005--Posted at 11:45 p.m. CST, updated at 8:08 a.m. on 3/4/05

MANILA, AR-- The state bomb squad was called to Mississippi County last night to investigate a suspicious package at City Hall in Manila.  According to police, a woman brought a package to the courthouse around 7:30 Thursday night, that she believed contained a white powder.  An officer opened the 18" x 18" package and said it looked like a bomb to him.  At that point police evacuated City Hall and the three blocks surrounding the building, and called the state bomb squad.

At approximately 7:45 this morning, a spokesman with the Manila Police Department confirmed for K8 News that the bomb squad had arrived and invesigated the package, but he would not reveal their findings, referring any further questions to Manila Police Chief Jackie Hill.  Hill has not been available for comment as of yet this morning.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    ASP investigates homicide

    ASP investigates homicide

    Sunday, December 17 2017 2:22 PM EST2017-12-17 19:22:42 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 2:31 PM EST2017-12-17 19:31:41 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    According to Lt. Allen Edwards with the Newport Police Department, authorities are investigating the death of a man Saturday night. 

    According to Lt. Allen Edwards with the Newport Police Department, authorities are investigating the death of a man Saturday night. 

  • Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with first-degree murder

    Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with first-degree murder

    Sunday, December 17 2017 2:24 PM EST2017-12-17 19:24:45 GMT
    (Source: Riverside County Sheriff Department)(Source: Riverside County Sheriff Department)

    The ex-wife of murdered NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been arrested by U.S Marshals in California. 

    The ex-wife of murdered NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been arrested by U.S Marshals in California. 

  • breaking

    Fire destroys shop in Jackson County

    Fire destroys shop in Jackson County

    Sunday, December 17 2017 11:55 AM EST2017-12-17 16:55:56 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 1:41 PM EST2017-12-17 18:41:53 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Firefighters spent several hours Sunday battling a blaze in Jackson County that completely destroyed a 10,000-square-foot shop. 

    Firefighters spent several hours Sunday battling a blaze in Jackson County that completely destroyed a 10,000-square-foot shop. 

Powered by Frankly