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UOPD bomb dog was brought to investigate a suspicious package in PLC today



University of Oregon students were alerted around 4:30 p.m. today that a suspicious package was found in PLC. Students were warned to stay away.

UOPD Chief Matthew Carmichael said a faculty member in PLC reported the package to the police.

UOPD officers initially responded but couldn’t determine what the package was. Carmichael said they then cornered off the area and stopped anyone from entering the building.

The UOPD’s bomb-sniffing dog was brought by several officers to investigate the scene. Eugene Police Department’s bomb squad was also on-sight.

About 45 minutes later, students were alerted that there was no danger and the building was reopened.

According to Carmichael, the package was full of books.

 

Casey Crowley contributed reporting to this article


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