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Bomb threat empties St. Louis Art Museum

Bomb threat empties St. Louis Art Museum


UPDATED at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday with additional details from the Missouri History Museum.

ST. LOUIS — Employees of the St. Louis Art Museum were evacuated and workers at the Missouri History Museum sheltered in place following a bomb threat about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, St. Louis police said.

The threat was called into the city Park Ranger office at Forest Park. St. Louis officers with police dogs evacuated and searched both museums, which are located in Forest Park.

No threat was found, police said.

The art museum normally opens at 10 a.m. and opened instead at noon. Visitors with tickets to an exhibition received a refund or rescheduled their time, spokesman Matthew Hathaway said.

The Missouri History Museum is normally closed on Tuesdays. The museum's Juneteenth event on museum grounds Tuesday evening was still expected to be held as scheduled, spokeswoman Madeline Reichmuth said.

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Nick Robertson is a junior at Syracuse University studying journalism and political science. He is a summer intern with the metro news department.

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