Mississippi State University Police Department is searching for three “persons of interest” who were seen in an athletic building early Wednesday morning.
On Wednesday afternoon, the department posted two images from surveillance footage on Twitter. The stills show three black men Mississippi State hoodies and athletic pants in a hallway. Two of the men have backpacks, including one maroon Adidas backpack with what appears to be an Outback Bowl tag.
MSU Police Chief Vance Rice said the men were seen just after midnight on Wednesday in the building. Rice declined to identify which building they were seen in, specifically, but noted it was an athletic building. He said the department has a burglary report in conjunction with the footage, but declined to offer further details.
Rice said MSUPD has received some names of possible suspects and will work to make contact with them. He said some people have suggested that one of the suspects may be a football player — Mississippi State played in the Outback Bowl in January — but the department does not currently believe that to be the case and the bag may have been stolen.
Anyone with information on the case can contact MSUPD at 662-325-2121 or Golden Triangle Crimestoppers at 800-530-7151.
Alex Holloway was formerly a reporter with The Dispatch.
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