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UPDATE: Suspicious bag filled with audio/visual equipment

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UNI's campus will reopen at 10:30 a.m. today after being shut down when a suspicious bag was found near Maucker Union.

The bag was found by a campus police officer around 3 a.m. near the northwest entrance of Maucker.

A bomb squad was called in to investigate and a robot determined the bag was not a threat.

A UNI spokesperson says the bag was full of audio/visual equipment.

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The Waterloo Police Bomb Squad has taken the tape off of the University of Northern Iowa campus and said the situation "was over" at around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday.

It was unclear if UNI's campus was completely reopened as of 9:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Waterloo Police said they would hold a news conference about the activity Tuesday morning.

KWWL is there and will bring you more information on the situation as it unfolds.

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University of Northern Iowa officials say the Waterloo Police Bomb Squad is still on scene investigating a suspicious bag found on campus this morning.

The bag was found near Maucker Union.

The campus was shut down.

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The University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls is closed this morning, according to the university's website.

Police are investigating a suspicious package found on campus.

Waterloo Police Chief Dan Trelka says the department's bomb squad was called to respond, and says the package appeared to be left in an outside area.

Chief Trelka says he's not sure how exactly it was found; he says either a UNI officer or passerby came across the package.

The university reports the main campus is closed until 10:30 a.m. this morning. 

We will bring you more information as we receive it. 

Jerry Gallagher, Ally Crutcher and Amie Steffeneicher contributed to this report.

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