Bomb threat in Portia being investigated

PORTIA, Ark. – A call regarding a possible bomb in an apartment has authorities in Lawrence County converging in Portia on Black Friday.

Lawrence County Dispatch received the call before 11 a.m. A resident at an apartment complex at 102 Church Street in Portia said a voicemail from someone saying a bomb was in the apartment.

Residents were being vacated from their homes and moved to a nearby church parking lot.

AET, Medic One, and Portia Fire Department along with Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department have all responded to the scene.

NEA Report has reached out to Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Yates and will update this story with a response when one is received.

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