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Bomb scare shuts down Louisiana university campus; suspicious device found in nearby park

Students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette were told to stay in their on-campus apartments and commuters were sent home Wednesday morning after police found a suspicious device in a park next to the campus.

Lafayette police spokesman Kyle Soriez says police received a phoned-in threat shortly after 5:35 a.m. that a bomb had been placed at Girard Park, which sits next to the sprawling, 1,500-acre university campus.

Soriez said police and firefighters located what they believed was a suspicious device in a trash can. He said authorities had not yet attempted to remove it. Soriez didn't have a description of the device. State police said they were sending a hazardous materials team.

The university is one of Louisiana's largest with an enrollment of nearly 18,000 students.

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