NDSP responds to suspicious briefcase
Observer Staff Report | Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Pasquerilla West and Flanner Halls were evacuated Tuesday afternoon due to a suspicious briefcase found on the northeast side of campus, according to an email sent to all students.
Stepan Center was opened for faculty, staff and students in the two buildings during the time of the evacuation. The email requested that those on campus stay away from the area.
Nearly two hours after evacuation, members of the campus community were given the all clear, and the briefcase was determined not to be a threat.
“Out of an abundance of caution, Notre Dame Security Police called in the South Bend Police Department bomb squad,” University spokesperson Dennis Brown said in an email.
The briefcase was found to be empty, and students were permitted to return back into the buildings at about 2:30 p.m.