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Suspicious package found at TV studio in St. Louis, shuts down city block


KSDK in St. Louis is pictured in an undated photo. (Google)

Police in St. Louis shut down a block in the heart of the city Tuesday morning after a suspicious package appeared at the TV news studios of KSDK .

The package, addressed to former Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, arrived Monday afternoon, KSDK reported.

“Market St. is closed from 10th St. to 11th St.,” police said in a tweet at 9:38 a.m. Tuesday. “The Bomb & Arson Unit is responding.”

KSDK said the bomb squad found the package was not an explosive, and an on-site hazmat team was continuing to investigate.

In October, authorities intercepted a series of suspected bombs intended for CNN and a number of prominent Democratic figures including President Barack Obama and Sen. Kamala Harris. Nobody was injured. In March, a Florida man pleaded guilt to sending the packages and blamed steroid use, saying he never intended to injure anybody.

The package in the St. Louis studio was found in the mail room.