Suspect Makes Bomb Threats Toward Mississippi College Town

On Jan. 31, officers with the Oxford Police Department in Mississippi received reports that someone made a bomb threat to a college town in Mississippi. They searched the area and declared it secure with the help of a K-9 unit.

Lily Mestemacher, a 29-year-old “intersexual” suspect who identifies as a woman, was arrested after allegedly threatening the local area.

Investigators later identified Mestemacher as the suspect and issued an arrest warrant for her on a charge of false reporting of placing explosives. She waived extradition and was transported to Oxford on Feb. 10, where a judge set her bond at $50,000.

Mestemacher’s mugshot was released, and her alleged bomb threat caused alarm in the Mississippi college town. The incident underscores the serious nature of making such threats, which can result in criminal charges.

False bomb threats have become an increasingly serious concern in the United States. They can cause significant disruption to public life, lead to the evacuation of buildings, and tie up law enforcement resources. As such, making a bomb threat is a criminal offense that can result in imprisonment and other serious consequences.