U of U cops clear 'suspicious' package

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University of Utah police Monday morning investigated a report of a suspicious package arriving at the school's Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

The call came in about 9:20 a.m. of a package being delivered covered in a white powdery substance. Delivery of the package reportedly was expected.

By 10:15 a.m., however, police said the powder had been determined to be harmless.

No injuries were reported and no evacuations were ordered.

U of U police Sgt. Garth Smith said the substance turned out to be dust the package — containing a book lent to a Midwest librarian by the university — had gathered during shipping.

The university's Environmental Health and Safety inspected and cleared the package.


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