Kansas City police were preparing to search a mans car this afternoon after he walked into a state office building about noon today, said he was terrorist and claimed to have a bomb.
Sources told the Star the man created a disturbance inside the Fletcher Daniels building at 615 E. 13th Street by yelling something to the effect of: Why am I on the terrorist watch list?
Authorities detained the man and sent a bomb-sniffing dog to check the mans car in circle drive in front of the building. The dog gave its handler a positive indication on the cars trunk, so police are handling the incident as a credible threat. Police also found a gun in the car.
Police shut down streets in the area of 12th to 13th streets and Cherry to Charlotte streets. Police evacuated the state building and some floors of the federal building, which is across the street from the state office building. The Jackson County jail, which sits directly next to the state office buildings parking lot was placed on lockdown, according to jailers.
Police said they plan to use remote methods to try to open the trunk so they dont have to put officers at risk.
The bomb scare does not seem similar to false bomb scares reported two college today, the University of Texas and North Dakota State University in Fargo. Authorities there did not find any explosives.
That may be the story here-- who is this guy and why is he on a watch list? Republican voter/TP-er? Refused to recognize "gay rights"? Bought a gun in the last 5 years?