Hancock County

Man ‘envisioned a bomb blowing up’ inside Hancock County casino, deputy says

Silver Slipper Hotel and Casino in the Lakeshore community.
Silver Slipper Hotel and Casino in the Lakeshore community. Courtesy of Silver Slipper

A man walked into Silver Slipper Casino Monday morning and told employees he “envisioned a bomb blowing up” inside of the casino, a sheriff’s official said.

Hancock County Chief Deputy Don Bass said the man told investigators that two women told him there was a bomb inside of a cellphone on the second floor of the casino in the Lakeshore community.

Then, the man said he had a vision of the casino blowing up and walked into the casino to and told someone, but he never actually made a bomb threat, Bass said.

Sheriff’s investigators worked quickly to review surveillance tapes and have not found any evidence of a bomb or the two women the man mentioned in an interview with deputies.

“We don’t even know if those girls exist,” Bass said.

Bass said no arrests have been made in the case.

There was no evacuation at the casino, Bass said.

Justin Mitchell: 228-604-0705, @JustinMitchell_

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