DARTMOUTH, MASS. (WPRI) -- The UMass Dartmouth campus reopened Sunday morning after two days of lockdown.
Officials say that students were allowed back on campus beginning at 9 a.m. Residence halls and dining facilities will opened at noon.
The campus was closed Friday after authorities discovered that Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a student there, and had been seen on the campus in the days immediately following the bombing.
SWAT teams from the Boston Police Department descended on the campus via helicopter, along with State Police and federal investigators. Police sources told CBS News that Tsarnaev's cell phone was 'pinging' from the campus, prompting the heavy police response. It appears the phone was simply left behind there; the two brothers clashed with police in Watertown Thursday night into Friday morning, leading to the death of one and capture of the other.
According to the FBI, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remains in serious condition in a Boston hospital Sunday morning.
UMass Dartmouth students with questions about returning to campus can call 508-999-8000 until 7 p.m. Students are also encouraged to speak with either the campus clergy or campus counselors, who will be available throughout Sunday.
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