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Laclede's Landing MetroLink station closed following partial building collapse

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Partial building collapse at Drunken Fish in Laclede's Landing. Partial building collapse at Drunken Fish in Laclede's Landing.
Partial building collapse at Drunken Fish in Laclede's Landing. Partial building collapse at Drunken Fish in Laclede's Landing.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A partial building collapse has forced the Laclede’s Landing MetroLink station closed until further notice.

The St. Louis Fire Department responded to Laclede's Landing after a wall collapsed at the Drunken Fish restaurant in the 600 block of North Second Street.

Firefighters reported a partial collapse of the five-story brick building just before 2 p.m. The building was built in 1882. Around 30 people were inside at the time. Records indicate the building's owner has no history of code violations. The St. Louis Building Commissioner said a building of this type is inspected when a new tenant moves in and every three years. Building exteriors are also examined by a design professional.

Officials from MetroLink said delays of up to an hour were possible as they halted trains between the Fifth and Missouri and Stadium stations. Trains are operation on a single track at reduced speed.

A station shuttle was put into effect between the 5th and Missouri and Stadium MetroLink stations, but has since been canceled.

MetroLink Red and Blue Line passengers riding outside of the affected area were also warned of possible delays of 10-20 minutes.

MetroLink will run a shuttle between Convention Center MetroLink Station and Laclede’s Landing to accommodate passengers. The shuttle can be boarded at the Convention Center Station at Washington and Sixth Street.

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson tweeted that there were no known injuries in the incident.

No information on what caused the collapse was available.

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