Suspicious cylinders force evacuation of St. Louis City Hall

3 years 4 days 5 hours ago Tuesday, April 21 2015 Apr 21, 2015 Tuesday, April 21, 2015 8:48:00 AM CDT April 21, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis City Hall has been evacuated after two cylinders and three suspicious bags were found at entrances to the building.

City spokeswoman Maggie Crane says a propane tank was found leaning against the building Tuesday morning, then a second similar cylinder was found, along with bags at three entrances.

The building was evacuated and nearby Clark Street was closed. There was no immediate word of any written or verbal threat. The police bomb and arson squad and the Fire Department were removing the materials.

Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed says on Twitter that he is waiting for details from police. Workers assembled across the street but no other buildings near the area were evacuated.

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