MU campus secure after suspicious device reported near Hill Hall

7 months 1 day 22 hours ago November 23, 2016 Nov 23, 2016 Wednesday, November 23 2016 Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:00:00 AM CST in Continuous News
By: Steve Lambson, KOMU 8 Content Manager and Hannah Husmann, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - Authorities have cleared the incident related to a a suspicious device near Hill Hall on the MU campus.

The school sent out an alert about the situation at around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday.

University Police Major Brian Weimer said campus facilities was blowing leaves when they uncovered the device shortly before 9 a.m. Police notified the bomb squad who used a robot to investigate the item. 

Weimer said police spoke with those in neighboring buildings who had found confetti canons in the last few days that looked similar to the device in question, but the bomb squad has not confirmed if the item is explosive or dangerous in any way.

Officials declared the situation all clear shortly after 11 a.m. 

This story has been updated to include the most recent information.

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