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Suspicious package found at Texas Tech

Monday afternoon, the Texas Tech Police Department (TTPD) received a call concerning a “suspicious package” in the parking lot east of Talkington Hall.

TTPD, along with the bomb squad unit of the Lubbock Police Department and Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office, responded, contained the device and removed it from campus. The situation is still under investigation by TTPD and other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

“It was one that the bomb squad felt needed to be placed in this containment pod and removed from campus. As far as the details of it, its makeup, I can’t answer that at this time," Chris Cook, managing director of the Office of Communications and Marketing at Tech, said.

An “all clear” has been issued.

It's not clear if this incident was related to a bomb threat and robbery at a Happy State Bank branch near the campus.

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