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Magee business bomb threat investigated

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MAGEE, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Magee police continue to investigate a bomb threat after a business had to be evacuated Thursday afternoon.  The bomb threat was called in to the Sta-Home Health on Highway 49 in Magee. 

According to Magee Police Chief Randy Crawford, the threat was called in just after noon Thursday. Crawford says the telephone threat was made to the business just as officers were wrapping up another threat, which came in the form of a note at Magee High School. 

The home healthcare business is located next to McAlister's and was evacuated while authorities secured the area and searched the building.

"We called the MHP to bring their bomb dog in.  They immediately responded.  Once we got there we evacuated the block," said Magee Assistant Police Chief Brad White.

Police explain that nothing was found, and the employees were allowed back inside. 

Friday morning, Magee police and federal authorities were investigating the bomb threat. No suspects have been named in the case.

Magee police say they take every threat seriously and check them out thoroughly. 

"In this day and time there's no way to know for sure.   We get a lot of calls from places over and over, but you have to treat each one like it's the real thing, because you never know," White said.

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