DALLAS — Southern Methodist University school officials shut down several buildings on campus as a Hazmat team investigated a suspicious package found Tuesday morning.
Dallas Fire-Rescue was called to the scene to investigate the package at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, confirmed spokesman Jason Evans at about 8:40 a.m.
Center spokeswoman Hannah Abney says the package was discovered around 8 a.m. Tuesday when the presidential museum and library were not yet open. She had no details on who found the item or where.
Abney says no special programs were scheduled Tuesday at the George W. Bush Institute, part of the complex that usually opens at 9 a.m. but was closed amid the investigation.
On their Twitter account, SMU reported the Crum Basketball Center and Moody Coliseum were closed as the investigation was underway. However, regular classes continued.
The center and library were also closed.
The scene was cleared around 10:30 a.m.
A spokesman says Bush was out of town Tuesday.
The George W. Bush Presidential Center was dedicated in April and opened to the public May 1.