University of Minnesota Police find dead body near Mariucci Arena

Police said no University students were involved.

The new University of Minnesota Police Department squad car.

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The new University of Minnesota Police Department squad car.

Nick Wicker

University of Minnesota police were seen carrying away a body near Mariucci and Ridder Arenas Thursday morning.

The incident was seen at the corner of 5th Street Southeast and 17th Avenue Southeast around 9:30 a.m.

In a tweet from the department, police confirmed a “dead on arrival” call between 17th and 15th Avenues Southeast. The tweet further specified the deceased person was not a University student and that no foul play is suspected in the case.

Police were not willing to comment on the matter as of Thursday afternoon.