COPIAH COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A bomb scare in Copiah County forces authorities to shut down a rural road for nearly three hours.
We received several calls into our newsroom from concerned residents. The suspicious device was discovered by a concerned homeowner around 11:00 Sunday morning in the 51 hundred block of Monticello Road. That's located about 10 miles south of Hazlehurst.
The Copiah County Sheriff's Department responded and shut down Monticello Road from Deason Road to Martin Road.
The bomb squad for Clinton Police was called in to assist. Officers discovered a bunch of sparklers bound together with duct tape. Bomb squad personnel detonated it and no one was injured.
"It is a make shift bomb. It's more or less made by kids experimenting with stuff. It probably didn't go off and they just threw it in this yard. It's been there for several days," said Copiah County Sheriff Harold Jones.
Sheriff Jones says no one was ever in real danger, but authorities had to take every precaution.
Monticello Road was reopened around 2 p.m.
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