BREAKING: Bomb Threat At St. Louis City Hall – UPDATE: Multiple LARGE Homemade Devices Found (LIVE VIDEO)
Breaking news in St. Louis as a bomb threat is made against City Hall. Images coming out of St. Louis show multiple devices that clearly appear to be homemade and LARGE.
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Police are investigating a bomb threat reported Tuesday morning at St. Louis City Hall. A suspicious container was found near the south side of the building around 7:30a.m. All staff members have been evacuated as a precaution. Clark Avenue is currently shut down.
A second similar cylinder and a bag have been discovered at three entrances. which remains closed while emergency crews work.
UPDATE: Here’s an image of one of the devices:
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UPDATE: Channel 4 reports:
According to a Alderman Joe Vaccaro, an oxygen tank with wires coming out of it was found on the Clark side entrance to the building.
St. Louis police warning of a “loud POP” as bomb squad approaches cylinder with device.
St. Louis Aldermen gathering to be sworn in outside of St. Louis City Hall as bomb scare closes aldermanic chamber pic.twitter.com/AqJu4IN8KN
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UPDATE: Live video from the scene:KMOV.com
UPDATE: Bomb squad attaches wires to one of the devices.
UPDATE: ALL CLEAR St. Louis PD announced moments ago
@SLMPD: The suspicious devices have been secured and officers are working to ensure the area around City Hall is safe. The investigation continues.