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Police Investigate Suspicious Packages on Linfield College Campus

Five suspicious packages discovered on campus did not turn out to be explosive devices.
McMinnville Police and other agencies responded to a set of suspicious devices on the Linfield College Campus. Photo courtesy: McMinnville Police

(MCMINVILLE, Ore.) - McMinnville Police found a number of suspicious packages in several open areas on Linfield College Campus early this morning just after 5:30 a.m.

They now report that the suspicious packages on the Linfield College Campus have been cleared by McMinnville Police, Linfield College Public Safety, and the Oregon State Police bomb squad.

"There were over 5 suspicious packages that were checked and then recovered as evidence. None of the items were found to contain anything explosive or hazardous," said McMinville PD Captain Dennis Marks.

"We will be continuing the investigation to determine the identification of the person(s) involved and their possible motives."

Marks says the police appreciate the patience and cooperation of the staff and students of the campus during this incident.

Anyone that may have observed something or someone suspicious in the area overnight is asked to call Detective Sam Elliott at 503-435-5615.

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