No bomb found on Purdue’s campus

(WLFI Photo, file)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — No explosive devices were found on Purdue’s campus after a report of a bomb threat earlier Wednesday morning led Purdue police to investigate a building on campus.

University police and fire departments searched for two hours following up on a report of a bomb threat reported at Schleman Hall just after 11 a.m. Schleman is located just north of the Purdue Mall near Elliott Hall of Music, between Northwestern Avenue and University Street.

The building was evacuated and police searched the building with a bomb sniffing dog. Authorities said they have resolved the investigation and Schleman Hall has resumed normal operations.

Purdue police said they received a report from someone inside Schleman who stated they received a call from a person saying a bomb was in the building and everyone should leave immediately.

The building reopened shortly after 1 p.m. after a Purdue K-9 unit found no explosive devices.

“While there was no explosive device found, it’s still a felony to make a threat of this nature,” Purdue police chief John Cox stated in a release. “Our investigation to gather information on whoever might be responsible for making this threat is ongoing.”

Police said there is no threat to campus.

Anyone with information regarding this bomb threat is asked to call Purdue University Police Department at 765-494-8221 or use the WeTip Hotline at 800-78-CRIME.

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