DALLAS (October 29, 2013) A suspicious package was found Tuesday at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, and Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says the incident was under investigation Tuesday morning.
Evans had no immediate details about the nature of what he called a suspicious package or where the item was found at the center on the campus of Southern Methodist University.
The package was discovered at around 8 a.m. Tuesday before the presidential museum and library in Dallas opened, center spokeswoman Hannah Abney said.
She had no details on who found the item or where.
SMU police and other emergency personnel responded.
Abney says no special programs were scheduled Tuesday at the George W. Bush Institute, the part of the complex that usually opens at 9 a.m. but was closed because of the investigation.
An SMU advisory said nearby streets were closed.
A spokesman says Bush was out of town Tuesday.
The George W. Bush Presidential Center was dedicated in April and opened to the public on May 1.
The complex includes a 15-acre park filled with native Texas prairie grasses and wildflowers.