ST. LOUIS — The all clear has been given after a brief bomb scare downtown Tuesday afternoon.
A spokesman at the Civil Courts Building at Market and Tucker told 5 On Your Side that someone came into the lobby of the building and said there was a bomb in his truck. Police on scene told 5 On Your Side that the man reported a strange smell in his truck.
No one was allowed in or out of the building while police investigated.
The man who reported the bomb was suffering from a psychotic episode, St. Louis police confirmed with 5 On Your Side. The man was evaluated by first responders on the scene.
An explosive device wasn’t found and the all clear was given a short time later.
The civil courts spokesman confirmed the building has reopened.