UPDATE: University of Saskatchewan intervention prevents potential hazard

SASKATOON - On October 23, 2013, a precautionary sweep was performed by hazmat officials, on an engineering chemistry lab. The sweep was prompted by a student who threatened the potential use of dangerous chemicals. The student, Mohamadmahdi Kowsari was arrested after a search of his home revealed chemicals stolen from the university. He has been charged with theft and remains in police custody pending a court appearance today.

Out of concern for the safety of the campus community, the president has suspended this student and banned him from the University of Saskatchewan.
Any sighting or knowledge of this student on campus property should be reported to the Saskatoon Police Service or Protective Services immediately.
This incident is a reminder that the university campus is home to many hazardous materials because of the nature of the work that happens at the U of S. Day to day, these are handled under strict adherence to safety standards and procedures. The university uses diligence in the handling of such materials.
If you notice unusual activity or have concerns about safety, please report them to Protective Services. In an emergency, call 9-1-1.
For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Millard
Media Relations
University of Saskatchewan

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