POSTED: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 5:01pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 5:08pm
Lafayette, LA (NBC33) — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has partially reopened Wednesday night, and will fully reopen on Thursday, following campus wide evacuations due to the presence of a “suspicious device.”
The university has reopened on-campus housing for students. Classes are still canceled for Wednesday, but the following services will be open for the evening:
- Guillory Dining Hall 5:30-7:30 p.m.
- Dupre Library 5-8 p.m.
- Bourgeois Hall 4 -8 p.m.
- The night shuttle is also running to and from main campus.
Lafayette Police Department Sergeant Kyle Soriez says LPD started investigating the suspicious device found in Girard Park around 5:30 Wednesday morning.
Multiple agencies arrived on campus to handle the situation, and authorities launched a full-scale evacuation for all commuter students and students living on campus. Major events scheduled to happen Wednesday--including Freshman Orientation, cheer camp, and Upward Bound--were also cancelled.
Roads near the ULL campus were closed to traffic, causing major delays around the area.
After several hours, Louisiana State Police reported that no explosives were found on campus. The first device found in Girard Park was made to look like an explosive device.
LSP is continuing the investigation. No arrests have yet been made.
Anyone with information that can help investigators find the people responsible for Wednesday's events, please call 1-800-CALL-FBI, or Lafayette CrimeStoppers at 337-232-TIPS.