(KMOV) -- Mayor Bill Nolan of Sunset Hills, Missouri said police took a call from someone reporting suspicious packages in front of a home in the 400 block of Spears Street.
The home where the suspected bomb was found was recently foreclosed. A bank representative found the item in the basement of the home and notified police.
When officers arrived, they found what appeared to be 10 sticks of dynamite and a detonator. Around 1:00 p.m., St Louis County's bomb and arson squad was activated and neighbors were evacuated. Bomb and arson determined the be a novelty clock and not a real bomb.