Test tubes prompt evacuations from UF's North Hall

Published: Friday, April 19, 2013 at 2:14 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, April 19, 2013 at 2:14 p.m.

Several test tubes found in a University of Florida dormitory Friday afternoon forced an evacuation, though the tubes were later determined to be harmless, university police reported.

UFPD Maj. Brad Barber said the tubes were spotted in the lounge of North Hall off Stadium Road and Gale Lemerand Drive.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we did have that area evacuated and checked out by our K-9 units,” Barber said. “They have not alerted to any substance.”

Barber said UF environmental health and safety staff cleared the building of any hazards.

The small test tubes were bound together, Barber said. He added that the substance in the test tubes will be tested to determine what it is.

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