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Public Safety Announcement from The Ohio State University

“At approximately 5 p.m. today, Ohio State University officials were alerted to an unattended backpack, which was located outside of the Ohio Union. As a measure of precaution, the Ohio State University Police Department was notified, and is investigating in cooperation with local authorities. To ensure everyone’s safety, the Ohio Union has been evacuated, until further notice. Authorities will provide updates as more information becomes available.”