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Recap of Tresidder Union closure today

February 11th, 2014 — 4:17 pm

Stanford police evacuated Tresidder Memorial Union and many of the buildings in its vicinity after a passerby reported seeing a suspicious backpack. Police Chief Laura Wilson applauds the campus community’s calm response to the incident.  Read the full story from the Stanford News Service.

Tresidder Union area is all clear

February 11th, 2014 — 1:49 pm

All buildings in the Tresidder Union area have reopened and normal operations are resuming. Campus police thank everyone for their cooperation, attention and patience while law enforcement conducted their investigation today. After a thorough investigation of the suspicious backpack, which prompted concern because of the manner in which it was abandoned, no threat was found.

This will be the final posting. A recap of today’s situation will be available later this afternoon at news.stanford.edu

Update: Tresidder area to slowly reopen

February 11th, 2014 — 12:31 pm

Police have determined that there is no threat from the situation at Tresidder Union after a thorough investigation. Buildings will slowly be brought back into service. Please respect the police perimeter until the area is fully cleared and all buildings are reopened.

Investigation at Tresidder continues

February 11th, 2014 — 11:48 am

Police are on scene at Tresidder Union, continuing to investigate the suspicious backpack that was found.

Tresidder Union

Police investigation closes Tresidder Union on February 11.

Out of  an abundance of caution,  buildings near Tresidder Union including  Old Union, Dinkelspiel, the Faculty Club and Humanities Center have been evacuated.  If you are in a building that has not been evacuated by police, including buildings along Capistrano Wayplease shelter in place (stay inside) or exit AWAY from Tresidder Union.

The area is now expected to be closed for another hour and a half to two hours.

The rest of campus is open and classes continue to be held.  Please continue to check this site for additional updates.  We will post updates at least every 30 minutes, or more frequently if new information becomes available.

Update: Police investigation at Tresidder Union continues

February 11th, 2014 — 11:20 am

A police bomb squad unit is continuing to investigate a suspicious backpack found at Tresidder Union.    Out of  an abundance of caution,  buildings near Tresidder Union including  Old Union, Dinkelspiel, the Faculty Club and Humanities Center have been evacuated.  If you are in a building that has not been evacuated by police, including buildings along Capistrano Wayplease shelter in place (stay inside) or exit AWAY from Tresidder Union.

The area is now expected to be closed for another hour and a half to two hours.

The rest of campus is open and classes continue to be held.  Please continue to check this site for additional updates.

Update: Other buildings around Tresidder evacuated

February 11th, 2014 — 10:54 am

Out of  an abundance of caution, other buildings near Tresidder Union including the Faculty Club and Humanities Center have been evacuated.   A suspicious backpack was identified at Tresidder Union by police, and a bomb squad unit is on the scene to investigate.

If you are in a building near which has not been evacuated by police, including buildings along Capistrano Wayplease shelter in place (stay inside) or exit AWAY from Tresidder Union.     The area will remain closed until at least noon.  Please avoid the area around Tresidder Union.

This incident impacts ONLY the area surrounding Tresidder Union.  The rest of the campus is open and classes have not been canceled.

Update: Stay away from Tresidder area

February 11th, 2014 — 10:24 am

The campus community is asked to stay away from the Tresidder, Old Union and Dinkelspiel areas while police investigate a report of a suspicious backpack.  A bomb squad is en route.  The area is expected to be closed for up to two hours until police can conclude the investigation.   All actions are out of an abundance of caution.  Continue to check here for updates.

Update: Suspicious package reported at Tresidder

February 11th, 2014 — 10:02 am

Police are investigating report of a suspicious backpack of concern near Tresidder Union. Out of an abundance of caution, a bomb squad has been called to investigate.  Tresidder,  Dinkelspiel and Old Union are currently closed.

Emergency situation at Dinkelspiel Auditorium

February 11th, 2014 — 9:28 am

There is a police investigation under way at Dinkelspiel Auditorium, located at White Plaza.  Police have closed Tresidder Union  and are asking people to stay away from the immediate area out of an abundance of caution.   Police are on the scene to investigate and secure the location.  More information will be posted as it becomes available.