November 3, 2021

Backpack discovered near Gov. Mansion determined to be no threat

Mary Apel

The Mississippi Governor's Mansion

Early Wednesday morning, there was heavy police presence in downtown Jackson, causing Amite Street and Capitol Street to be closed between President Street and West Street.

Bailey Martin, Press Secretary for Gov. Tate Reeves, says a backpack was discovered in Smith Park directly behind the Governor’s Mansion around 4 am Wednesday.

Streets were closed this morning while the backpack was inspected.

Martin says the backpack was determined to be no threat.

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