BOMB SQUAD CALLED After Protesting Mineworkers Leave Suspicious Package at Peabody Energy

Hundreds of mine workers from across the country marched on Peabody Energy today in downtown St. Louis. The mineworkers say pension and health care benefits of more than 20,000 retirees and dependents are at risk.
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A dozen protesters were arrested at a January protest at Peabody headquarters in St. Louis.

A bomb squad was called after the mineworkers left a suspicious package in the lobby today.
KTVI reported:

The St. Louis City police bomb and arson squad is working the scene of a suspicious package in downtown St. Louis.

The package was discover just after 6:00 pm at Peabody Plaza, which has been the scene of protest by activist and retired miner protesting the use of coal for power plants and retired miners benefits.

Hat Tip Ed


UPDATE: The suspicious package was a bag of clothes(?)

UPDATE 2: The mineworkers refute the charges that they had anything to do with the suspect package.

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