A St. Louis television station retracted a report Friday that a hotel had experienced a “mass casualty event” as a tornado blew through.
During a live broadcast, KMOV-TV reported the event took place at the Holiday Inn in Earth City, Mo. A reporter who was near the hotel said there were trees and power lines down in the area.
Earth City County Police Department (Missouri) says they do know of damage in the area, but have NOT heard of any mass casualty scenarios
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 1, 2013
The television station later retracted the report.
The hotel is located northwest of the St. Louis area.