UPDATED: Suspicious package found behind Rose Administration Building contained clothing, not a threat, buildings reopenedBy Will Jones | 10/06/2017 12:46pm
University Police are investigating a “suspicious package” behind the Rose Administration Building on campus, according to an email to students. That building and those surrounding it have been evacuated while search teams examine the area. To report suspicious packages, contact UAPD at 205-348-5454.
This story will be updated as more information is made available.
UPDATE (10:35 a.m, 10/6/17): The package is not a threat, according to a UA Alert email. All buildings have reopened.
UPDATE (12:45 p.m. 10/6/17): The package only contained clothing, said Chris Bryant, assistant director of media relations.
Bryant said in an email that the University of Alabama Police Department was notified of a suspicious package placed in the mailbox behind Rose Administration Building just after 8 a.m.
"The FBI, a postal inspector, and the Tuscaloosa Bomb Squad assisted in the investigation," Bryant said.