Evacuation ordered at UT-Austin due to threats on campus

Evacuation ordered at UT-Austin due to threats on campus

AUSTIN, TX (KTRE) - University of Texas at Austin officials have ordered an immediate evacuation of all buildings on campus.

The bulletin was issued at 9:53 a.m.

The bulletin orders everyone to get as far away as possible.

According to The Austin-American Statesman, UT officials say the university received a call at 8:35 a.m. from a man with a Middle Eastern accent who claimed to have placed bombs all over campus. He said he was with al-Qaeda and the bombs would go off in 90 minutes. The president of the university decided to evacuate all of the buildings.

According to the university's Twitter page, buildings were being cleared and no decision had been made on afternoon classes.

In Fargo N.D., North Dakota State campus police announced the evacuation through an emergency alert, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported.

"NDSU is requiring all employees and students to leave campus by 10:15 a.m.," it stated. "This includes residence hall students, who, if necessary, should walk to locations off campus."

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