West Point police investigating restaurant bomb threat

Police Chief Avery Cook says a bomb threat was called in to a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant Friday afternoon.

Posted: May 31, 2019 6:50 PM

WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) — Police in West Point are trying to figure out who called in a bomb threat to a restaurant.

Chief Avery Cook said the threat was called into the Kentucky Fried Chicken around 3 p.m. Friday. 

The KFC was evacuated, and a bomb-sniffing dog was brought in to check the restaurant. 

Cook said the restaurant was given an "all clear" shortly afterward and business resumed as normal. 

His department is now checking phone records and 911 recordings to pinpoint the person in this case. 

Cook added that person could face charges. 

Article Comments

Tupelo
Overcast
88° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 93°
Columbus
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 94°
Oxford
Broken Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 90°
Starkville
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 91°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather