Sep 14, 2012 No Comments ›› Angelia
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A bomb-sniffing dog has detected the presence of some sort of explosives inside the vehicle of a man who walked into the Kansas City federal building and told authorities he was a terrorist. He is currently in police custody.
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The man entered the Richard Bolling Federal Building, 600 E. 12th St., around noon Friday.
The Kansas City Police Department ordered the bomb and arson squad to his vehicle, located in the Fletcher Daniels State Office Building parking lot, 615 E. 13th St.
A bomb and arson robot opened the trunk of the vehicle and removed a green tarp and spare tire. Around 3 p.m., the robot started working on opening the driver’s side door.
Authorities have closed the exit from Interstate 70 to 13th Street and have blocked off 12th and 13th streets between Cherry and Charlotte. Northbound Locust Street is closed from Truman Road to 12th Street. All access to Locust Street in that area is shut down.
The Fletcher Daniels State Office Building has been evacuated. Employees in the Richard Bolling Federal Building have moved to the north side of the complex. Children in the federal building have been evacuated to a pre-approved off-site location, according to authorities.
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a temporary flight restriction for downtown Kansas City.
The scare in Kansas City comes as the all-clear was given at the University of Texas-Austin and North Dakota State University after bomb scares that evacuated their campuses.
We have a crew on the scene and will post more information here as it becomes available.