A package found outside a building at Chapman University was destroyed by a bomb squad who determined the item was not a pipe bomb as first suspected.
The suspicious package was discovered at about 7 a.m. outside Moulton Hall, a classroom building on the school's Orange County campus, the school said in a press release. The building was evacuated.
City of Orange police officers and firemen helped evacuate the building after campus security determined the package may be a pipe bomb, the school said.
The suspicious package was destroyed by an Orange County Sheriff's Department bomb squad, the school said, adding that the device was not a bomb.
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Authorities are still investigating what the package actually was.
Moulton Hall was reopened soon after 11 a.m. and classes were allowed to resume, school officials said.