Bomb squad blows up package at Purdue campus

Emergency crews are at Purdue University to investigate reports of a suspicious package at the Purdue Memorial Union Wednesday, May 7, 2014. (WLFI Photo/Austin Miller)
Emergency crews are at Purdue University to investigate reports of a suspicious package at the Purdue Memorial Union Wednesday, May 7, 2014. (WLFI Photo/Austin Miller)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A bomb squad has blown up a suspicious package that prompted evacuations on the main Purdue University campus in West Lafayette.
WLFI-TV reports the package was found Wednesday morning placed against a corner of Stewart Center, a building with meeting rooms near the Purdue Memorial Union. Both Stewart Center and the union were evacuated during the scare.

Purdue police tell the package was wrapped with a variety of things with wiring coming out of it. After an examination of the package including X-rays, the bomb squad robot blew up the package. Officers say the package contained a flashlight, a reflective belt and other items.
No injuries were reported.
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Information from: WLFI-TV, http://www.wlfi.com/

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