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NDSP responds to suspicious package

| Friday, September 23, 2016

Police officers responded to a call about a suspicious package in the bushes on the south side of the Galvin Life Sciences Center on Thursday afternoon, University spokesperson Dennis Brown said.

A passerby noticed the container around 1:30 p.m. and contacted Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP), who roped off the area, Brown said. South Bend and state police were called in to assist. Officers finished assessing the situation and reopened the area around 2:15 p.m.

Brown said police identified the container as a cooler containing food and beverages.

“The passerby who alerted NDSP to the cooler did exactly the right thing,” Brown said. “Anytime anyone on campus sees something that seems out of place or out of the ordinary, it’s best to call NDSP and let them check it out.”

Some faculty members and staff received email alerts about the situation, but students did not receive any notice of the incident. Brown said messages were sent to the student email list but failed to actually reach students.

The Office of Information Technologies (OIT) is investigating the problem, Brown said.

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