COLUMBUS -- Ohio State University says a main student activity center on campus was evacuated as police investigated a report of an unattended backpack outside the facility.
A safety announcement from the university says the Ohio Union on the Columbus campus was evacuated Tuesday evening as a precaution.
The school didn't say how many people were evacuated or exactly where the backpack was found.
The discovery came as authorities urged heightened awareness of anything suspicious in the aftermath of deadly bombings near the Boston Marathon finish line.
The Ohio Union is used by many student organizations and includes food venues and event spaces. It sits along High Street, a busy road north of downtown Columbus.