SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Springfield Fire Department's Bomb Squad responded to a report of a suspicious package delivered to a business at 1905 S. Glenstone Ave. on Tuesday.
"It was simply a precaution because it looked very odd for any sort of package that would routinely be shipped to a Scottrade building," said Assistant Fire Chief David Pennington.
Fire officials evacuated the surrounding businesses and cordoned off the parking lot while they investigated.
Fire marshals and the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team X-rayed the package, which was wrapped in newspaper and had a wire protruding from it. After examining the X-rays, they contacted the person to whom the package was addressed and determined it contained an automotive part.
"It was a collaboration between what the fire marshals saw in X-ray and what we were able to talk to the individual," said Pennington.