Bomb threat called in to Pocahontas post office Wednesday morning: source

POCAHONTAS, Ark. – A reliable source within the City of Pocahontas said a bomb threat had been made Wednesday morning, sending authorities sprawling around the post office.

Shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, police cars had the entrance to the post office blocked, several local residents told NEA Report. Around 30 people were seen standing out back in a large parking lot, but the reader didn’t know why. Later details would indicate they were personnel who had been evacuated out of precaution.

NEA Report checked with our sources in the city and learned police were scouring the premises for explosive material. A bomb threat of some type was made, the source said on condition of anonymity, leading authorities to clear the area out of an abundance of precaution.

While potentially coincidental, the threat comes on the same day Governor Asa Hutchinson is in Pocahontas. The governor was meeting with local officials at a local business in town when the incident was reported, a source said.

No suspects are known to be in custody. Little information is available to the press. A release said the FBI, Arkansas State Police, JPD K9 Explosive Unit and the ATF all were involved in the incident.

If you have any information which could help authorities, call the PPD at 870-892-9867.

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