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Last updated 11:30PM ET
April 20, 2014
St. Louis Public Radio News
St. Louis Public Radio News
Explosion rocks Clayton parking garage, injures attorney
(2008-10-16)
(Armstrong Teasdale)
(St. Louis Public Radio) - The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating a blast that left a prominent St. Louis-area attorney injured.

A package exploded Thursday in a Clayton parking garage after John Gillis, 69, picked it up. Gillis is expected to survive.

A high-rise office building, a residential building and a hotel were evacuated after the explosion. No one else was hurt.

Gillis is a senior attorney at the Armstrong-Teasdale law firm.

He is also chairman of the board of directors of Aquinas Institute of Theology, a Roman Catholic institution in St. Louis.

No arrests have been made. Investigators do not know if Gillis was the intended target.

The police have set up a TIP LINE for this case. The number to call if you have any information is: 314-615-4827. © Copyright 2014, St. Louis Public Radio