It seems the possible hostage situation in Jefferson City today was a false alarm.
An alarm company's call to the Jefferson City Police Department prompted law enforcement officials to shut down part of downtown. But by mid-afternoon, the road was opened again for traffic.
Gov. Jay Nixon released the following statement about the fracas:
“Thankfully, reports this morning of an incident in the Governor’s Office Building in Jefferson City turned out not to be true. I sincerely appreciate the quick response of area law enforcement to this situation. The men and women of the Missouri Highway Patrol, the Capitol Police and the Jefferson City Police Department should be commended for their swift action. As we saw by their quick response this morning, Missourians should have faith that our law enforcement agencies stand ready to protect them and their families in time of need.”
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