Hazmat Team Called to Campus for Ebola Threat

A Murfreesboro hazardous materials team quarantined the courtyard area of the Business and Aerospace Building on Tuesday morning after a two gallon bucket was found with the words “Do not touch: Ebola” written on the lid.

Police were notified of the package around 8 a.m. and Murfreesboro Fire Department’s hazmat team was notified. Police┬áblocked the area, periodically expanding he perimeter. Students were asked to walk through the building, but classes were not cancelled and the building was not closed.

The suspicious package is a white bucket in the middle of the courtyard. Murfreesboro and campus police responded to the scene, along with Tennessee Highway Patrol and a bomb squad.

The area will remain blocked until further notice, according to a campus-wide email from the university.

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