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Police: Missouri man charged for Oxford bomb threat

According to police, the threat was called to a business early Sunday morning.
Credit: Oxford Police Department

OXFORD, Miss — A Missouri man was charged with making a bomb threat to an Oxford business early Sunday morning.

According to the Oxford Police Department, the threat was called to a business in the 100 block of Courthouse Square just before 12:30 a.m. 

Police said they coordinated with the Oxford Fire Department to clear the area. Once the area was cleared, police and the University Police Department's K-9 deemed the building safe.

After an immediate investigation, police identified Blake Portnoy, 23, as the caller. 

Portnoy was charged with false reporting of a bomb and given a $50,000 bond by a Lafayette County judge.

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