Dear Campus Community,

The University of Florida Police Department would like to provide additional information regarding the suspicious package that prompted the evacuation of Peabody Hall and the subsequent UF Alerts on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024.

UFPD received a call from a university staffer around 8 a.m. who reported an oddly taped cylindrical tube had been delivered by an unknown person to Peabody Hall, an administrative building. Out of an abundance of caution, personnel from Peabody Hall were evacuated by law enforcement.

An assessment by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad determined the package did not contain any hazardous or explosive material. Once both agencies determined there was no threat to public safety, normal operations resumed at Peabody Hall around 10:15 a.m.

This incident did not cause any academic disruptions.

Please remember that safety is a shared responsibility at the University of Florida. Please do not hesitate to contact law enforcement if you see something suspicious or that seems out of place. If you have information that requires an urgent response, please call 352-392-1111 and ask to speak with an officer or dial 911. Additionally, you can submit an anonymous tip through our Silent Witness portal.

University of Florida Police Department