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Suspicious package found at Texarkana church; bomb squad called in to assist police

According to police on the scene, a man came to check the building and areas of it in disarray,...
According to police on the scene, a man came to check the building and areas of it in disarray, finding the package. Police advised him to not move or touch the package.(KSLA)
Published: Nov. 2, 2021 at 11:44 AM CDT|Updated: Nov. 2, 2021 at 2:39 PM CDT
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TEXARKANA, Ark. (KSLA) — Texarkana, Ark., police are investigating after a suspicious package was found in a church on the morning of Nov. 2.

The El Dorado, Ark., Police Department’s bomb squad was called in to deal with the package discovered at College Hill Missionary Baptist Church in the 1600 block of Rose Street.

Henry Hollins, a deacon at the church, said he was surprised when entering the church this morning. He said parts of the building were in disarray and he found a suspicious package.

“I noticed a box setting in one of the pews having written on it ‘do not move or tamper will explode’ something of that nature,” he said.

Members with the bomb squad checked the package out and determined it was not an explosive device. Now, police and the FBI are trying to find out who is responsible for the threat.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSLA News 12 for updates.

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