Students received an alert Sunday evening of a suspicious device found in Conwell Inn, located at the intersection of Pollett Walk and Liacouras Walk.
According to the initial alert sent shortly before 6PM, the area was evacuated immediately. A front desk attendant at Conwell Inn
said that the device in question was found in a vacant room by housecleaning staff and was deemed safe, before declining to comment further.
Temple University Police Department officers at the sub-station located next door to the hotel gave no comment.
A subsequent TU alert sent roughly ten minutes later stated that the Philadelphia Bomb Squad removed the device and the area was reopened. The alert was followed by a sigh of relief for students in the immediate area.
“It’s just so scary,” one passerby who did not wish to be identified said, minutes after the area was re-opened. “I guess you can never be too careful.”