ID Weeks Library at USD re opens business hours resume
At around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, the building was evacuated, closed and searched for suspicious items after two students overheard a portion of another individual’s conversation.
After being notified of the cell phone conversation, library staff made the determination to call 9-1-1. Local authorities arriving on the scene evacuated and searched the building. Based on their investigation, it was determined to re-open the building Friday morning to regular business hours.
"This was not a bomb threat, someone overheard a conversation," said Phil Carter, manager of media relations at The University of South Dakota. "We have a responsibility to our students and our community to preserve a safe environment, so as a precaution the library was evacuated, closed and searched."
Students and staff were notified of the closing of the library Thursday evening through appropriate University channels.
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