11:33 A.M., TUESDAY, NOV. 25, 2014, MTSU ALERT UPDATE: The Business and Aerospace Building is open, and all classes and normal activity are continuing as scheduled. Additional information will be provided as needed. Please report suspicious activity to MTSU Police at 615-898-2424.
10 A.M., TUESDAY, NOV. 25, 2014, MTSU ALERT: About 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, University Police were notified that there was a suspicious bucket found on a sidewalk in the courtyard area near the Business and Aerospace Building.
The white plastic two-gallon bucket had a message written on it that indicated it may contain a hazardous material and should not be opened.
Police cordoned off the area and contacted Murfreesboro Fire Department and the university’s Environmental Health and Safety personnel, who responded to the scene.
Out of an abundance of caution, the Murfreesboro Fire Department’s hazardous material team also was called to the scene along with the Tennessee Highway Patrol bomb disposal unit as well as the FBI.
The area will remain cordoned off until further notice.
University Police are investigating the incident. Anyone with information about this incident should contact University Police at 615-898-2424.
When there is a situation on or near campus that warrants immediate emergency notification, this page will provide updated information as it becomes available. Please report any unusual behavior or activity to the MTSU Police Department at 615-898-2424. Thank you.