18:00 PM

Updated Public Safety Announcement from The Ohio State University

“Ohio State University officials report the evacuation has been lifted by the Columbus Division of Fire, and the Ohio Union will resume normal operations. According to officials, the unattended package contained no explosives. The university responded with every precaution to an unattended item in accordance with standard operating procedures. The university thanks the Columbus Division of Fire, the Columbus Division of Police and the Ohio State University Division of Police for the swift actions to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors to the Ohio Union.”