SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The leaning facade of a downtown building caused a scare in Sioux Falls.

Emergency crews responded to Vishnu Bunny Tattoo and Piercing about midday Thursday after a witness reported that the building's brick facade was leaning out. The building was evacuated and the street closed.

Public Works Director Mark Cotter says it's likely the front of the building will have to be taken down, repaired and re-attached. Crews have braced the wall until work can begin next week.

A woman who identified herself as the owner of the building declined to comment to the Argus Leader .