Truman building evacuated after bomb threat


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Law enforcement officials have evacuated the Truman State Office Building on West High Street after an unidentified individual made a bomb threat just before 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

The Truman building houses multiple state departments and agencies and employees confirmed to The Missouri Times that they were evacuated so that law enforcement officials could comb the building for any possible threat.

People who work in the Truman building reported seeing Missouri State Capitol police on the scene with a k-9 unit.

Just after 3 p.m., people were allowed back into the building.

Mike O’Connell, the communications director for the Department of Public Safety, which oversees the Missouri State Capitol Police, stated that the police had swept the building and that no credible threat was found.

“Even though it was unlikely, the best thing was to evacuate the employees,” he said.

O’Connell would only report that a phone call had been made that included a bomb threat. He would not say to whom that call was made, but noted that an investigation has been launched as to who called.