Emergency situation forces City Hall in Raytown to close

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RAYTOWN, Mo. — An emergency forced City Hall to close early Tuesday. The city tweeted shortly before 1 p.m. that the building would be closed for the remainder of the day.

Raytown officers said they arrested a woman at the police department and found she was carrying something that seemed suspicious. Officers evacuated and also evacuated City Hall. They called in the bomb squad to investigate.

The suspicious device has been removed from the building. The police department is open for business as the investigation continues.

While City Hall won’t reopen Tuesday afternoon, public meetings scheduled for Tuesday evening will still take place. City Hall will reopen at it’s regular time on Wednesday.

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