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Bomb hoax shuts down University of Louisiana campus

State Police detonate hoax device found on University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus.
By Frances Burns   |   July 16, 2014 at 5:33 PM   |   Comments

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LAFAYETTE, La., July 16 (UPI) -- The University of Louisiana at Lafayette was closed early Wednesday after a telephoned bomb threat.

Police who searched the campus found a bomb-like object in a trash can, investigators said. It was detonated in early afternoon by the State Police bomb squad.

A second device was not found.

The telephone call was made at about 7 a.m., police said. Shortly after 8 a.m., university officials alerted students via Twitter that classes were canceled.

Students living on campus were told to stay in their dormitories. Commuting students were advised to stay home or return home.

Topics: State Police
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