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UPDATE: Police: Package that prompted alarm in Superior full of meat

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SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) -- Police say a suspicious package that prompted the evacuation of a high school and two dorms at the University of Wisconsin-Superior turned out to be full of spoiled meat.


   The package was found on top of a sewer cover near Ross Hall on the UW-Superior campus about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. A UW-Superior spokesman said it was wrapped in newspaper.


   Superior High School and Ross and Hawkes Halls were evacuated.


   Superior Police Assistant Chief Matt Markon said in a statement that bomb-disposal units determined the package wasn't an explosive. Road closures and evacuations were lifted at 8:15 p.m.


   The statement says UW-Superior officials went through surveillance camera footage and identified the student who left the package. Markon says it turned out to contain meat that had been left in a car and started to spoil.

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SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) -- Police say the discovery of a suspicious package prompted the evacuation of Superior High School and two dorms at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

The package was found in a parking lot near Ross Hall on the UW-Superior campus about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

WDIO-TV reports the Superior Police Department says arrangements are being made to have a bomb detection unit go to the scene.

Police say they are unaware of any threats against students or buildings at UW-Superior.

UW-Superior students who live in Ross and Hawkes Halls have been evacuated to Yellowjacket Union. Students at Superior High School were evacuated to the middle school.

Police asked the public to stay away from the area.

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