'Suspicious' packages at Colo. university harmless

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Associated Press

Posted on July 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 23 at 8:01 PM

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Hazardous material experts say two suspicious packages found at the University of Colorado's Aurora campus are harmless.

Cautious university officials summoned the experts Monday, taking extra precautions after a student was accused of gunning down 12 people at a movie theater and rigging his apartment with explosives.

Officials say one package was slipped under the door of a professor, who didn't recognize the sender. The other was in the campus mail system.

A robot was used to examine one. Officials haven't said what either contained. They say there is no evidence either was connected to James Holmes, who had enrolled in a Ph.D. program but was withdrawing.

Investigators say some of the materials Holmes used in the attack early Friday were delivered to him at the university.

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