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Metal detector bought for Natchez Police Department

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NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - A metal detector is being installed at the Natchez Police Department to ensure no weapons are brought in the building, especially the municipal courtroom.

Police Chief Danny White says the step was taken after a Jackson police detective was fatally shot inside police headquarters in 2013. 

The detector was delivered last week. It will be installed so that anyone entering the department from the front lobby to go to the municipal courtroom, records department or other offices will be scanned. 

White says the main objective of the detector is to ensure people do not carry weapons into municipal court. 

The detector cost about $3,000.

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