According to Ball State University’s official alert system, a suspicious package has been found behind a gas station near Ball State University. Ball State’s alert Twitter account said the package was found behind the Marathon at Tillotson & Bethel.
A spokesperson for the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the bomb squad was deployed around 2PM and remained on the scene investigating.
Tillotson has since been closed, causing traffic delays from McGalliard to Bethel. Bethel westbound to Tillotson from McKinley closed is also closed, as well as Bethel eastbound from Community Drive.
Civilians are advised to avoid the area.
The bomb squad was called in after a suspicious package was found at a gas station near Ball State University Thursday afternoon.
The incident was reported near Tillotson Avenue and Bethel Avenue, just off campus around 1:30 p.m.
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Department said that a suspicious package was found behind the Marathon gas station in the area.
Ball State University sent an alert out around 1:45 p.m. about “police action” in the area. No other information was given.
About Ball State University
Ball State University, commonly referred to as Ball State or BSU, is a public coeducational research university in Muncie, Indiana, United States, with two satellite facilities in Fishers and Indianapolis. On July 25, 1917, the Ball brothers, industrialists and founders of the Ball Corporation, acquired the foreclosed Indiana Normal Institute for $35,100 and gifted the school and surrounding land to the State of Indiana. The Indiana General Assembly accepted the donation in the spring of 1918, with an initial 235 students enrolling at the Indiana State Normal School – Eastern Division on June 17, 1918.