Bomb squad eliminates suspicious package at PU

The Purdue Bomb Squad is on campus to investigate reports of a suspicious package at the Purdue Memorial Union Wednesday, May 7, 2014. (WLFI Photo/Austin Miller)
The Purdue Bomb Squad is on campus to investigate reports of a suspicious package at the Purdue Memorial Union Wednesday, May 7, 2014. (WLFI Photo/Austin Miller)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The bomb squad eliminated a suspicious package that was found at Purdue University on Wednesday morning.

Purdue Police Department, West Lafayette Police Department and the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office all reported to the scene for a suspicious package placed against the southwest corner of Stewart Center, near the Purdue Memorial Union. The call came in just before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Purdue police said the package was wrapped with a variety of things and had wiring coming out of it. The bomb squad was then called out to the scene. After X-rays and examination of the package, the bomb squad robot blew up the package shortly before noon.

Officers said the package contained a flashlight, reflective belt and other items.

No injuries were reported.

Portions of the Purdue Memorial Union and the Stewart Center were evacuated earlier. At 12:30 p.m., officers said both buildings resumed normal operations. However, the east doors of Stewart and the west doors of Union will remain closed.

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