ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The mayor of St. Cloud says a police search of City Hall has failed to find a possible burglary suspect.
The building was evacuated during the search. Mayor Dave Kleis (KLEYES) says employees were being allowed back in Wednesday afternoon, and City Hall will reopen for business Thursday.
Kleis says there have been two break-ins at City Hall in which some equipment and food was taken and two safes were tampered with.
Kleis says about 80 people in the building were evacuated late Wednesday morning when an employee spotted a man with a blanket near the ventilation system in a remote area of City Hall. The man ran from the building. The employee heard more noise coming from the vents.
The mayor says police found no one in the building.
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WCCO-TV’s Bill Hudson Reports