Suspicious package at Murphy gas station

Published: Nov. 17, 2020 at 1:05 PM CST
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Employees at the Murphy USA gas station near Bonita Lakes Mall noticed a suspicious suitcase on Tuesday at approximately 9:30 a.m. The suitcase was located at a gas pump. Meridian Police Department notified the Director of Homeland Security who said the package could be dangerous.

A bomb dog out of Jackson searched the area and investigated the package.

Murphy USA employees were not able to speak with us. Police chief Chris Read said, “We cannot discuss anything in regards of what was actually in the package or anything like that. But we did determine that it was deemed safe. There was nothing of bomb making material or anything of that nature in it.”

Read says they still do not know whether the package was intentionally delivered or if it was accidentally left by someone pumping their gas.

The gas station is now cleared and safe. The incident is still under investigation.

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