Two Blocks Near Downtown Closed After “Suspicious Package” Found In US Bank Lot

Update 5:30pm:  All is safe

Around noon Friday Maryville Public Safety closed a two block area around the US Bank Main Street location after a package was found in the bank’s parking lot.

A man was later detained after review of US Bank security video.

The “suspicious package” was a pressure cooker that was left in the US Bank parking lot after a private transaction involving a vehicle. The seller removed the item and left it there for pickup later. The area will continue to be blocked off (as of 4:30pm) until a bomb disposal robot arrives from Jefferson City to confirm all is safe.