Breaking news in Meridian where a hand grenade has been found at a local store.
This happened at the Antique Mall of Meridian. It’s not known if the hand grenade is live. Bomb technicians are in route from Jackson. This scare has a portion of US Highway 145 connecting to Roebuck Drive blocked off.
"Well, someone had found what looks to be possibly a grenade, we were called right about 2:05 this afternoon, we responded and we have sealed the area off. they have closed the business, so now we're kind of in wait mode waiting for the bomb squad to get here. We don't know if this is a live grenade or not, but we are being precautious. Safety is our main concern and so we're going to keep everybody as safe as possible just waiting for the bomb squad to arrive". Odie Barrett, Director of Lauderdale Emergency Management.
We’ll update the new developments as they happen on air and on the Twin States News website .