University of Texas evacuates campus after bomb threats

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas has evacuated all campus building after receiving phoned-in threat that multiple bombs had been placed on campus. Officials say no bombs have been found.

An alert posted shortly before 10 a.m. Friday says people on campus should immediately evacuate all buildings and “get as far away as possible.”

University of Texas director of communications Rhonda Weldon says the university received a call about 8:35 a.m. from a man claiming to be with al-Qaida. The man said he’d placed bombs all over the campus that would go off in 90 minutes.

Wheldon says all buildings were evacuated at 9:50 a.m. as a precaution.

North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D., also ordered a campus evacuation Friday morning. But it was unclear whether the two evacuations were related.

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