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Duffle bag causes scare at courthouse in downtown St. Louis

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By Eric Lorenz By Eric Lorenz

(KMOV.com) -- Police and bomb crews responded to the courthouse in downtown St. Louis Monday morning in reference to a suspicious bag that turned out to be harmless.

Authorities report the bag was left near the steps of St. Louis Circuit Court courthouse on 11th Street.  Police had to close a section of 11th Street while a bomb squad investigated the scene.  Crews were able to locate the bag without incident.  They later determined the bag did not contain anything suspicious.

Turns out a homeless man left his bag near the building and walked away.  Police held the man in a squad car while a bomb squad used an X-ray machine to examine the bag.

No buildings were evacuated.

Once the bag was found to be harmless, it was given back to the man and he was released.

 

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