Area around DKR deemed clear after suspicious package investigation Friday

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The APD bomb squad and UTPD are responding to a "suspicious item" near Deloss Dodds Way and San Jacinto Boulevard on Friday. (KXAN photo/Frank Martinez)

The APD bomb squad and UTPD are responding to a “suspicious item” near Deloss Dodds Way and San Jacinto Boulevard on Friday. (KXAN photo/Frank Martinez)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — After more than two hours of investigation, the University of Texas at Austin police said a suspicious package wasn’t a danger Friday near DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium.

The Austin Police Department’s bomb squad was dispatched on campus near Deloss Dodds Way and San Jacinto Boulevard, which is near the northwest corner of the football stadium. Police gave the area the all-clear at 10:49 a.m.

UTPD tweeted at 8:37 a.m. saying it was sending officers to the scene, and just before 9:40 a.m., UTPD confirmed the investigation was for something suspicious. Classes are back in session from winter break on Tuesday.

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