Downtown Bomb Scare Leads to Evacuations
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A bomb scare brought the work week to an early end for hundreds of state and federal workers downtown on Friday.
Agents with the FBI are done questioning the man whose car triggered the bomb scare around noon on Friday, which shut down streets and evacuated the Richard Bolling Federal Building and the Fletcher Daniels State Office Building.
The FBI finally called “all-clear” on the situation around 4:30 p.m., saying that no bomb had been found.
“They made us go down both stairwells, down to the lower level and then go out. And as we were going down the stairs, then the security guard said it was a bomb threat,” said Stephanie Murillo, who was evacuated from the state building.
About three hours later, authorities began evacuating workers from the federal building across the street.
“Well anytime they tell you to leave right away, its not the norm,” said federal building evacuee Cindy Vaught. “You know normally the building is working 6-6. So you know, you want to get out but we know its not quite as serious because the elevators werent closed off.”
Streets in the area were reopened around 5:00 p.m.
In a statement, the FBI said that nobody was ever in any danger, and the evacuations were just a safety precaution.