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A suspicious package at Peabody Hall deemed not a threat

Law enforcement gave the all-clear after a suspicious package was found at Peabody Hall.

At around 8:38 a.m., a suspicious package was reported at Peabody Hall, located at 1500 Union Road, at the University of Florida.

A UF Alert was sent out advising students and teachers to exit the building and stay clear of the area. There were no injuries reported during the evacuation

Law enforcement arrived on the scene shortly after. A joint investigation began with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad and the UF Police Department.

Officers surrounded the building, preventing anyone from entering or coming too close to the premises.

At 10:17 a.m., UF sent out an alert deeming the package not a threat. Law enforcement cleared the area and normal operations resumed.

Daniel is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing