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Peabody Energy "suspicious package" results in temporary street closure

8:13 PM, Feb 20, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A "suspicious package" located at Peabody Energy late Wednesday afternoon and forced the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to close a handful of streets around the building turned out to be a homeless man's backpack.

Authorities located the backpack at 5:30 p.m. at Peabody.  The Bomb and Arson Squad is investigating.

Market Street between 7th and 10th streets was closed.  And 7th and 8th streets were closed between Market and Chestnut.

Authorities reopened the streets around 8 p.m.


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