Clemson University Dillard Building

Dillard Building (FOX Carolina/ Feb. 12, 2019)

CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) – Clemson University posted an alert Tuesday morning that the Dillard building was evacuated due to a potential hazmat incident. That evacuation was lifted by 11:15 a.m.

The potential hazmat situation was investigated and police and firefighters determined the building was safe to re-enter.

The university said faculty, staff, students and visitors may resume normal activity.

University spokesman Joe Galbraith released this statement on what prompted the evacuation:

"Print and Mail Services is located in the bottom floor of Dillard, and an employee found what they deemed a suspicious package. After initiating protocols including contacting emergency services, the building was briefly evacuated before it was determined there was no threat."

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