TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) – The opening of the new Tupelo Police Department is expected to be delayed further following a fire sprinkler malfunction.
Police confirm to WTVA the malfunction happened this morning to an isolated section of the building on Front Street.
A crew was testing the building’s fire sprinkler system in preparation for the opening. That’s when a leak occurred to an isolated part of the second floor, damaging the walls, carpet and furniture.
The water then leaked down to the first floor causing damage.
Police say the rest of the building is fine.
The clean-up service SERVPRO is at the scene now to assess the damage and clean up.
Officials hope the delay is minor.