Friday, December 19, 2008

Package leads to Burge evacuation

I'm so glad this happened after my time.

Taken directly from

About 700 University of Iowa students were evacuated Thursday night from Burge Residence Hall after a suspicious package was found there

UI spokesman Steve Parrott said he did not know anything about the package, which was found sometime about 4:45 p.m. He said students were advised to take their books with them when they evacuated the dorm.

Nearby Currier Residence Hall was opened up to the displaced students, as was the Iowa Memorial Union. Parrott said students could go to Hillcrest Residence Hall for dining service.

University of Iowa and Iowa City Police as well as the Johnson County Bomb Squad were called in to investigate the package.

Burge resident Kris Kroski was among the dozens of students waiting outside Burge waiting to hear word about when they would be let in. The entrance to the residence hall was taped off and students were directed to the opposite side of the street.

Kroski said he was not told why Burge was evacuated.

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