Parts of downtown Oklahoma City were evacuated Wednesday after stolen U-Haul found outside City Hall

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - A U-Haul truck that forced the evacuation of City Hall and nearby buildings in Oklahoma City on Wednesday morning was empty.

The stolen truck was discovered outside City Hall. Police Capt. Dexter Nelson said a five- to six-block area was cordoned off while the city's fire department and bomb squad investigated the truck.

A bomb robot was sent in and found the truck was empty.

Nelson says Oklahoma has always been a "hyper-vigilant" state after the Oklahoma City bombing, and that Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon gave 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.


Print this article Back to Top