Missouri delegates forced to evacuate hotel - KMOV.com

Missouri delegates forced to evacuate hotel

CHARLOTTE (KMOV.com) -- The Missouri delegation may be a bit groggy for the start of the Democratic National Convention tomorrow in North Carolina.


That’s because a midnight fire alarm sent everyone in their hotel into the street just before midnight.

Authorities cleared the scene of any threat and reopened the doors to hotel’s guests, many of whom were in robes and pajamas.

A hotel spokesman says the alarm was pulled in the parking garage, which sits underneath of the guest floors and adjoins other businesses.

Many Missouri delegates arrived in Charlotte early to enjoy the city.

“We came out a day or two early to enjoy charlotte before it got too busy,” said delegate Kelvin Walls. “I’m lucky enough to be staying in the middle of this so we will be out enjoying the festival.”

The convention kicks off Tuesday. President Obama will speak on Thursday night.

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