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Thursday, 21 February 2013 01:32

Bomb scare closes downtown streets

Police say a tense situation at Peabody Plaza Wednesday evening was a false alarm.

The St. Louis City police bomb and arson squad was called to the downtown plaza just after 6:00 pm because of a suspicious backpack. Police sealed off the area around 7th street and Market along with 8th and Chestnut as a precaution.

Peabody Energy has been the target of recent labor protests.

A search of the backpack, revealed that it contained only clothes.
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