Suspicious device on UMD property deemed not a threat

On Tuesday UMD Police Chief Sean Huls says that they believe the device was left intentionally.

“We believe the device was left intentionally to cause alarm and elicit a response,” said in a Safe-U alert, “The bomb squad investigated and determined the device was non-threatening.”

According to the administration on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus, the St. Paul Police bomb squad investigated the suspicious device on Monday evening, determining that the device was not a threat to the public. The school gave the “All Clear” via Facebook at 7:50 p.m.

The evacuation order was lifted.

The administration sent out an updated Safe-U Alert to students and faculty on their Facebook page giving the All Clear. They stated the suspicious device had been removed from the scene.

ORIGINAL STORY: UMD Police are investigating a suspicious object near the UMD Research Lab on 2205 E 5th Street.

According to a UMD representative, the St. Paul Police bomb squad is on its way to Duluth.

The university sent out a SafeU Safety Notification around 4:23 p.m. The general area is being evacuated and they advise students and the public to avoid that area.

UMD alert issued after discovering suspicious object

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