Bomb squad clears the scene at Lamar Casey’s


LAMAR, Mo. – Lamar police clear the scene after a reported bomb in a vehicle at Casey’s General Store.

Friday morning, the Police Department says a man went into Casey’s General Store and said he had a bomb in his car. Authorities saw wiring running from the hood of the car to the interior of the car. Police Chief Joe Moore says the man claimed that someone put the bomb in his car. They called in the Springfield bomb unit, which used a robot to inspect the car.

Police shut down 12th Street from Gulf Street to Lexington Street and asked residents to avoid the area.

The bomb squad found no bomb and have cleared the scene. Police are opening the area back up.

They detained the man. Police will speak with attorneys about any possible charges.

KOAM will have more details as they become available.