Backpack leads to evacuations at Stanford

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Updated: 2/11/2014 12:51 pm

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Police have evacuated several buildings on the Stanford University campus after a suspicion backpack was found at a student union.

The discovery was made outside the Tressider Union on Tuesday morning. Stanford officials say several buildings in the vicinity have been evacuated.

Television news footage shows that police have cordoned off the area, as they investigate the backpack. Stanford officials say area will not be reopened until after 1 p.m. at the earliest.

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