: Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin confirmed that a suspect was arrested for the bomb threat involving cars at Lexington Pointe Apartments yesterday morning.
At approximately 7:47 a.m. Tuesday, the Oxford Police Department responded to a call of a bomb threat involving vehicles at Lexington Pointe apartments off Jackson Avenue, according to Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin. The Oxford Fire Department and the University Police Department were also notified due to a threat that was made in regard to an Ole Miss football player’s vehicle, Martin said. “We made a search of every vehicle in that parking lot and didn’t find anything,” he said. Oxford police requested a bomb-sniffing dog from the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department to conduct a search on all the vehicles involved. Martin said nothing was found.
A suspect has been arrested for auto burglary, which is what Martin said they were able to prove. “That individual, right now, is in custody,” Martin said. “We know this individual has broken into a car.” The university sent out a public announcement within a few hours of the bomb threats informing students of the proper procedures to take in case of emergencies like this. It also recognized bomb threats on other campuses that have been occurring since the beginning of the semester. “Recently campuses nationwide have received bomb threats,” the announcement said. “Our community is no exception.” For more information on what to do in severe situations, visithttp://www.olemiss.edu/emergency/bomb.html