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Pitt dorms evacuated over suspicious package

September 19, 2013
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a suspicious package that caused two University of Pittsburgh dormitories to be evacuated contains paperwork and isn't a danger to anyone.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports (bit.ly/16G5tzT) the package was reported around 6:40 p.m. Wednesday by a clerk at a UPS store. The police bomb squad and hazmat team responded.

Pitt Vice Chancellor for Communications Kenneth Service says surveillance video captured images of a man leaving the package.

Pittsburgh Police Sgt. Brian Elledge says the package "probably" was headed to California.

Service says the package contains items identified as "scientific material" and other paperwork and isn't a bomb.

About 220 students in two residence halls were evacuated until it was determined the package was not a threat.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com

 
 

 

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