Police have reopened Market Street in downtown St. Louis after destroying a suspicious package.
The package was found near a trash can outside of a building at the intersection of 16th Street and Market. The bomb squad performed a controlled detonation of the package and discovered what appeared to be either a computer or TV.
The building houses many city offices, including municipal court and is next to a large Post Office.
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.