'Suspicious package' at University of Minnesota building leads to arrest


There is now a suspect in the "security threat" that led to the closure of a University of Minnesota campus building over the weekend.

According to a notice from the school, U of M Police arrested a person they believe is linked to the "suspicious package" that was left in the Coffman Memorial Union Building on Sunday night.

The discovery prompted the precautionary closure of the student services building, which remained shuttered through Monday and finally re-opened Tuesday.

The suspect is being held at Hennepin County Jail pending charges.

Although described as a "tent bag" which had no dangerous contents, investigators were "bothered" by what was in it, according to the Star Tribune. No further details on the bag were available.

It's not clear how police tracked down the unidentified suspect, but the paper notes that officials reviewed surveillance footage of someone entering the Coffman Memorial Union building.

We'll have more on the case as it unfolds.

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