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ASU library evacuated but cause was art exhibit

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State University evacuated its library due to suspicious packages that turned out to be a student's art project.

Officials cleared the library on the Jonesboro campus after the packages were reported at 12:40 p.m.

Interim Chancellor Dan Howard says the evacuation was conducted out of an abundance of caution.

While university police were examining the packages, a faculty member sent word that the art was there by permission of the library.

Howard says the evacuation plan worked well, including the cooperation shown among departments within the university.

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