Bomb squad eliminates suspicious package on Purdue’s campus

The Purdue Bomb Squad is on campus to investigate reports of a suspicious package at the Purdue Memorial Union Wednesday, May 7, 2014. (WLFI Photo/Austin Miller)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The bomb squad has blown up a suspicious package at Purdue University.

Purdue Police Department, West Lafayette Police Department and the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office all reported to the scene for a suspicious package placed against the southwest corner of Stewart Center, near the Purdue Memorial Union. The call came in just before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Purdue police said the package was wrapped with a variety of things and had wiring coming out of it. The bomb squad was then called out to the scene. After X-rays and examination of the package, the bomb squad robot blew up the package shortly before noon.

Officers said the package contained a flashlight, reflective belt and other items.

No injuries were reported.

Portions of the Purdue Memorial Union and the Stewart Center were evacuated earlier. At 12:30 p.m., officers said both buildings resumed normal operations. However, the east doors of Stewart and the west doors of Union will remain closed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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