UPDATE: University of Texas and North Dakota State U. Reopen Following Bomb ThreatsNews Friday, September 14th, 2012
Update 12:45 p.m.: FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ North Dakota State University lifts evacuation order, will reopen campus by 1 p.m. CDT.
Update from the University of Texas at 11:40 a.m.: All activities except classes will resume at 5 p.m. Buildings may be reentered at noon. Today’s classes are cancelled.
Update from the University of Texas at 10:45 a.m.: Time specified in phone threat has passed but we have not yet cleared all buildings. Decision to resume operations & classes will come shortly.
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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