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Suspicious device

Nov. 23, 2016

1:20 p.m.

Emergency personnel have determined that the suspicious device found near Hill Hall was not an explosive device. MUPD and emergency personnel have determined the device was harmless.

11:15 a.m.

All Clear. Emergency personnel have removed the suspicious device found near Hill Hall. It will be further evaluated at another location. Campus is back to operating under normal conditions.

10:30 a.m.

Emergency personnel continue to evaluate the suspicious device found near Hill Hall. Special equipment was brought to the scene to assist in the evaluation. Please continue to avoid the area.

9:55 a.m.

MUPD and emergency personnel are on the scene at Hill Hall and are evaluating the suspicious device. Again, please continue to avoid the area.

9:45 a.m.

MUPD was contacted by Campus Facility personnel that a suspicious device was found outside Hill Hall. As a precaution emergency personnel are evaluating the device to determine if it could possibly be an explosive device. Please avoid the area.


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Students, please call your parents to assure them that you are safe. Thank you.