Breaking~Possible hostage situation in Jefferson City , MissouriSubmitted by Liberty_Belle on Tue, 11/10/2009 - 14:23
A person inside the building said that the Highway Patrol is leading the evacuations of the building. He is not sure if there was actual violence.
UPDATE: 11:44 am
Police are doing a floor by floor sweep and evacuation. Employees have been told to stay locked in until told otherwise.
The alarm was triggered on the fifth floor at 10:02 a.m.
UPDATE: 11:04 am
KRCG has talked with a person inside the Governor Office Building. He says someone over the intercom instructed everyone to stay in their offices.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon does NOT have an office at this building. The Governor Office Building used to be a hotel called the "Governor Hotel" when it was renovated into an office building it retained its moniker.
The building houses the Missouri Office of Prosecution Services, Public Service Commission, Office of Public Counsel and the Missouri Development Finance Board.
Previous Update: 10:46 am
Hostage negotiators are on scene in Jefferson City after police recieved an alarm of a hostage situation. Police say it was an automatic alarm and that they have not been able to confirm it.
Jefferson City Police say that, contrary to initial reports, they cannot confirm that any shots have been fired.
KRCG's crew at the scene report that the swat team in on scene and that sharp shooters have been positioned on nearby rooftops.
The Governor Office Building is a 10-story office building on Madison Street. The building houses such government offices as the Public Service Commission and the Office of Public Counsel.
A person inside the office building reports that they are in lockdown and that they are police inside the building.
VIDEO HERE: ( Thanks O'Dell)