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Officials deem scene safe after after hazmat incident reported at University of Minnesota

Amundson Hall, which houses the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, was evacuated around 6 p.m., but has since been reopened.
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MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota Department of Public Safety has issued an "all clear" after a hazmat incident was reported at a campus building earlier Tuesday night.

In an updated safety alert, the school said, "The campus community can resume normal business" after Admunson Hall was evacuated around 6 p.m.

The U offered more details about the incident Tuesday night, saying Amundson Hall staff pulled a fire alarm out of precaution after claiming to have heard the sound of gas being released in the building. 

University officials went on to say Minneapolis Fire, UMPD and the University's Environmental Health and Safety team responded to the building to investigate before clearing the site and deeming it safe.

The building is once again occupied and in use, according to the university. 

The university's Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science is housed inside Amundson Hall, located at 421 Washington Ave. SE on the East Bank campus.

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