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Possible sonic boom shakes Poinsett Co.

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
POINSETT COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

A sonic boom could be behind loud sound reports throughout the area.

Region 8 News received several reports of a disturbance centered around Lepanto Wednesday night.

Lepanto police confirmed to Region 8 News they also received multiple reports of the disturbance.

Some reported to police they heard an explosion.

The Poinsett County Sheriff's Office confirmed to Region 8 News they were investigating the reports.

Although it has not been confirmed by law enforcement officials in Region 8, Missouri law enforcement received similar reports Wednesday.

Capt. John Wheeler of the Cole County Sheriff's Department told NBC-affiliate KOMU the best explanation would be a sonic boom from an airplane.

Other Missouri media outlets have issued similar sonic boom reports.

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