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.