Backpack found near Governor’s Mansion is not a threat

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Officials said a backpack that was found near the Governor’s Mansion in Jackson has been deemed safe. The backpack was found in Smith Park Wednesday morning.

Capitol Police blocked off roads along West Street and Congress Street early in the morning near the Governor’s Mansion in response to the suspicious backpack.

Jackson firefighters and other agencies also responded to the scene.

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