Man detained after suspicious package reported at Purdue University

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Jan. 20, 2015)– A man was detained and questioned after students reported a suspicious package at the France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center.

The suspicious package, likely a backpack, was reported around 3:10 p.m. Tuesday. The suspect left the package and then left the area. Students thought the activity was suspicious and alerted authorities immediately.

Purdue police arrived on the scene and detained the suspect. The Tippecanoe Co. bomb squad was investigating the package, which was removed from the rec center and evaluated further off-site.

The sports center was evacuated as a precaution.

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