The Independence Police Department’s bomb squad was called into action Tuesday morning after a threatening phone call was received by employees at the Super 8 Motel on Noland Road near 39th street.
That call was made just after 6 a.m. and a wooden box was found in the parking lot about the same time with wires sticking out of it.
That discovery prompted police to order more than a dozen nearby businesses to close down and evacuate.
Several robots were brought in to deal with the package. Authorities report that the reason the operation took nearly eleven hours was the authenticity of the threat.
Independence Police report the “dangerous package” was dismantled by the robot and the all clear was given allowing 39th Street and Noland Road to reopen.
Authorities are now working to lift fingerprints, if any, from the package.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Independence Police Department at 816-325-7330 or call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).