Streets near campus closed after suspicious package found

Tippecanoe County’s bomb squad has rendered a suspicious package safe near Purdue’s campus.

Posted: Sep 10, 2018 2:28 PM
Updated: Sep 10, 2018 4:51 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Tippecanoe County’s bomb squad has rendered a suspicious package safe near Purdue’s campus. According to West Lafayette Police Captain David Van Vactor, around 1 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to a call to an apartment building on Littleton Street regarding the package seen in a dumpster.

The responding officers considered the package suspicious and shut down a portion of the nearby roads Salisbury and Littleton. An explosive-detecting dog and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team were brought in to inspect the package. After examining the package, they considered it suspicious and eventually destroyed it via controlled explosion.

Both Salisbury and Littleton streets were reopened after the suspicious package was rendered safe.

WLFI will have more information as if becomes available.

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