Sunday, September 24, 2023

‘Suspicious substance’ found at CNU dorm

NEWPORT NEWS — A suspicious substance was found in an upperclassmen dorm room at Christopher Newport University Monday, campus officials said.

There were no injuries reported and classes continued as usual.

At 10:57 a.m. the fire department was dispatched to Christopher Newport Crossing, 1 Avenue of the Arts, in response to “hazardous materials” at the east campus area of Christopher Newport University, officials said.

Campus police are working the local police and fire departments in addition to the Virginia State Police, according to a news release from CNU.

No other information was immediately released.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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