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   It should be business as usual Friday at the Bank of America building in downtown St. Louis after an overnight hazmat scare.  

   St. Louis Police and Firefighters were called in about 12:30 a.m. after employees at the office tower found a white, powdery substance spilling out of a package.  

   Hazmat crews investigated and determined the substance wasn't dangerous.  There's no word what that white powder may have been.

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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.

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Thursday, 21 February 2013 01:32

Bomb scare closes downtown streets

Police say a tense situation at Peabody Plaza Wednesday evening was a false alarm.

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.
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