CREVE COEUR, Mo. (AP) — Police say there is no evidence that two suspicious packages found at a suburban St. Louis hospital contained explosives.
The emergency room at Mercy Hospital St. Louis in Creve Coeur and part of nearby Interstate 270 were shut down for several hours Monday after an employee noticed the packages as a mental health patient was being checked in at around 10:30 a.m.
Creve Coeur Police Capt. Tim Koncki said the employee took both packages outside to protect the hospital.
A bomb squad remotely blew up one of the packages at around 1:15 p.m., but Koncki said he doesn't know what was inside.
Koncki said the patient, in his 50s, didn't make any threatening statements, and it's unclear if he will be charged with anything.
The hospital declared an all-clear and I-270 was reopened shortly after 2 p.m.