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Suspicious St. Louis package contained novelty toilet paper

May 14, 2019

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A mysterious package addressed to a former senator caused a brief scare when it arrived at a St. Louis TV station, but it only contained a letter and novelty toilet paper.

The package found Tuesday in the mailroom of KSDK-TV, an NBC affiliate, was addressed to former Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. Fire Capt. Garon Mosby told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch it was deemed suspicious in part because it had heavy tape, no return address and perhaps an odor.

Police evacuated KSDK and cordoned off a block before determining that the package contained only President Donald Trump novelty toilet paper and a letter to McCaskill.

In March, Cesar Sayoc of Florida pleaded guilty to mailing pipe bombs last year to prominent Democrats and other Trump critics.

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Information from: KSDK-TV, http://www.ksdk.com

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