Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation At Texas A&M

AP Update: Texas A&M University police say campus reopened Friday afternoon building-by-building search.  

A&M Police Lt. Allan Baron says officials still are searching some buildings Friday afternoon, but no bombs have been found and people are being allowed to come back on campus.  

Baron says the bomb threat was received by email at around 11 a.m. by the university’s computing information services center.

COLLEGE STATION (CBSDFW) – According to ‘Code Maroon’ tweets from Texas A&M University in College Station a campus wide evacuation was issued at 11:35a.m. due to a bomb threat.

Classes for the day have been cancelled.

PLAY: KRLD’s Matt Thomas reports

The bomb threat was received for the campus in general, no specific buildings were listed.

On the school’s emergency web site, a message reads: The university has received a campus-wide bomb threat. We are asking all students, faculty, and staff to evacuate campus as quickly and as safely as possible by foot. Do not use a vehicle at this time. This evacuation is effective immediately until further notice.

Bomb threats have plagued several Texas universities recently. This threat comes on the heels of a bomb threat that cleared out part of Texas State in San Marcos yesterday, and on Friday September 14, the entire UT Austin campus was evacuated for a bomb threat as well.

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