Bomb Squad Disposed Of A Suspicious Package At University of Delaware, Police Say It Was A Hoax

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Newark – Several roads on the University of Delaware campus are currently closed by police due to a suspicious package, according to officials.

eod-2Students were initially told to evacuate the Eliphalet Gilbert and Louis L. Redding dorms over the university’s intercom system, according to students leaving the building.

Reports from the scene indicate that the package was found inside a trash truck parked on Haines Street.

Residents of Newark were alerted to the incident via robocall and asked to avoid the area.

The Delaware State Police Bomb Squad are on scene along with UDEL and Newark Police.

Today at 9:54 am, Delaware State Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams disposed of a suspicious package on the campus of the University of Delaware. The scene is now safe. The device was found to be a hoax, said UDEL Police.

Newark Police reopened the effected streets around 10:30 a.m.

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UDEL Police

Correction: Gilbert and Redding are not being evacuated at this time. Police have asked the residents who live closest to the Haines Street side of the building to stay away from the windows. We will continue to update

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