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Entire library evacuated for an ‘unattended bag’

Classic saving seats gone wrong

Last night the library was evacuated and closed for over an hour due to a suspicious package.

Students were forced to leave their belongings and exit the building immediately.

The police told The Birmingham Tab that "there was an unattended bag, not suspicious. Evacuation was precautionary".

The university responded saying: "following reports of an item left in the University Library, Security Services took the precautionary measure, as per our security policies and procedures, of temporarily evacuating the Library. Following further investigation with the West Midlands Police, the item was declared safe and the Library reopened."

The university thanked the West Midlands Police for their "swift response."

The moral of the story kids? Don't save spaces in the library.