UA Building Evacuated After Employees Find Suspicious Package

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – An envelope with a “pungent smell” caused University of Alabama employees to be evacuated from the International Admissions office on Monday afternoon, reports WVUA.

“When she took the paper out of the envelope, she felt a slight stinging sensation on her hand,” UA spokesman Chris Bryant wrote in a statement Monday. “Out of an abundance of caution, UAPD and Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue were called. The employee is fine; no one was taken to the hospital and no one was injured. No one was in danger.”

Only employees in the International Admissions office were evacuated, according to Bryant.

“It is not unusual for this office to receive envelopes from all over the world,” Bryant said.

According to Assistant Director of Broadcast Media Relations University Relations Shane Dorrill, after officials examined the letter, it was determined to be a normal package and there appears to be no other cause for concern.