Local

‘U’ Morrill Hall Evacuated After Suspicious Package Found

View Comments
(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS) Susie Jones
Susie Jones has been with WCCO Radio since 1996. She started as a...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A cell phone inside a box forced the evacuation of Morrill Hall at the University of Minnesota.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Susie Jones Reports

It happened just before noon Thursday when a postal worker discovered a suspicious package. The evacuation notice was sent in a University of Minnesota emergency alert text message.  

Patty Mattern, a university spokesperson, said about 30 minutes later an “all clear” text was sent out. It ended up being a cell phone inside the package.

Church Street on the University’s East Bank campus was temporarily closed from Pillsbury to Washington Avenue.

Morrill Hall is home to the office of the University president and other administrators.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,366 other followers