City Hall evacuated after stolen U-Haul found outside

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Associated Press

Posted on April 17, 2013 at 10:02 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City police have ordered the evacuation of City Hall and nearby buildings after a stolen U-Haul truck was discovered outside the building.

Police Capt. Dexter Nelson says a five- to six-block area was cordoned off Wednesday while the city's fire department and bomb squad investigate the truck.

Nelson says the evacuations were ordered as a precaution and that there was no evidence that suggested there might be a bomb in the truck.

Nelson says Oklahoma has always been a "hyper-vigilant" state after the Oklahoma City bombing, and that Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon give even more reason for caution.

On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh detonated explosives packed into a yellow Ryder rental truck, killing 168 people in and near the Oklahoma City federal building.

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