- Associated Press - Friday, July 15, 2016

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a Columbus woman they say threatened to blow up a state office.

Columbus police tell local news organizations they arrested 39-year-old Roschell Cotton on Thursday after receiving reports of threats being made against the Department of Human Services building in Columbus.

Police say Cotton threatened to harm a DHS employee and said she would blow up the building. Authorities arrested her on charges of simple assault and making a false bomb threat.

Cotton, who already had a pending case with the agency, was booked at the Lowndes County jail. It’s unclear if she has an attorney.

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