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Suspicious devices found, secured at St. Louis City Hall; Investigation ongoing

Apr 21, 2015

This is a developing story and will be updated. (Last updated 12:56 p.m.)

Several suspicious packages were found at St. Louis City Hall in downtown St. Louis Tuesday morning.

Around 11 a.m. St. Louis Metropolitan Police said the devices had all been secured:

No other suspicious packages were found after police completed a sweep of other buildings downtown, according to Maggie Crane, spokeswoman for St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. Crane also said no threat or reason, verbal or written, was discovered. 

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said the investigation was still  necessary.

“I think any time there’s a suspicious cylinder laying on the steps of City Hall there is a threat and a concern and that’s why you see the first responders mobilized today,” said Dotson.

Around 12:30 p.m. Mayor Slay said City Hall had reopened

Here's a close-up look at one of the devices:

Here's how things have developed this morning (earlier tweets first):

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