Dallas Building Evacuated For Suspicious Package

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Dallas evacuated a downtown office building on Thursday morning after a bomb-sniffing dog smelled something suspicious in the building’s basement.

Workers at One Main Place, located in the 1200 block of Main Street, started evacuating the building shortly before 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning. Companies inside of the building include CNN, Bank of America, FOX News and several technology-related businesses.

Police also blocked off streets in the area, before the Dallas Police Department’s bomb squad arrived on the scene.

Phyllis Smith with KRLD was later told that the bomb-sniffing dog detected a box of files that did not appear to be dangerous. The scene was cleared shortly after 11:00 a.m. Thursday.

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  • Brian K

    I think the scariest thing about this story is the photo of all the people mulling around outside 50 feet away from the potential bomb.

    Many people just don’t think anymore.

    • wthj77

      well if the bomb had been in the one box in the basement, i dont think the people on the ground would be in much danger even if the bomb was a box full of c4… the amount of concrete and rebar in a building as old as One Main Place is would mostly mean minimal chance for injury to the people outside the building. In all actuality, this suspicious box could have been anywhere in the basement. Giving an estimation that these people OUTSIDE the building are 50 feet away from the bomb is obviously just a non educated guess. You have no clue how thick the floor is between the 1st and the basement, let alone the exact location of the suspicious box in the basement. Even if it were right next to the wall closest to the people outside in the basement, the distance is easily way more than 50 feet. Am more than willing to bet theres more than enough rebar and concrete between the box and the people outside at ground level to have sheilded them from any sort of blast had it been a bomb…. Talking about people not thinking anymore… (surely when they arrived and were told it was in the basement, they knew what they were doing. Had it been on an above ground floor, theres more than enough reason to assume they would have been a bit more cautious about it. Dont judge people, departments, and their procedures when you dont have a clue what youre talking about.

  • shunkw

    What exactly is “suspicious” about a box of files?

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