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Bomb threat evacuates UT-Austin

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September 14, 2012, 9:39am
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AUSTIN -- The campus of the University of Texas at Austin has been evacuated, following a telephoned bomb threat at approximately 8:35 a.m. today. The university employed its text alert system, advising students to evacuate if they were on campus, or to not go to the campus if they were en route.

The university’s website states, “Evacuation due to threats on campus. Immediately evacuate ALL buildings and get as far away as possible.”

Tweets on Twitter from various sources, including Metro Rail, offered similar advice.

According to several news sources, the university got a call from a male with a Middle Eastern accent and claiming to be with al Qaeda, said he had placed bombs on the campus.

All the campus buildings were being evacuated as a precaution.

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September 14, 2012 5:34pm
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Nannette Kilbey-Smith, Editor  
September 14, 2012 12:13pm
From the UT website: Classes on the Main university campus are cancelled for the remainder of Friday, September 14, 2012. University buildings may be re-entered effective noon today. All University activities except for scheduled ... More ›

William J. Gibbs Jr.  
September 14, 2012 10:53am
As of 11:46 a.m., USA Today and 1200 WOAI report that U.T. Austin has given the "all clear," and is allowing everyone to return to the campus. Also, news reports indicate that North Dakota State University in Fargo, ... More ›

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