Arrest Made in A&M Alumni Center Bomb ThreatFeatured Stories, News Friday, February 22nd, 2013
5:30 p.m. update from A&M announcing an arrest:
A former Texas A&M University employee has been arrested by University Police in connection with the bomb threat at the Clayton Williams Jr. Alumni Center Friday morning. Michael Francis Thomas, 43, has been charged with making a terroristic threat, a third degree felony. He was taken into custody at a Bryan location and is currently being held in the Brazos County jail.
Thomas is also a person of interest in the bomb threat involving Kyle Field earlier in the week, but has not been charged. Additionally, Thomas was arrested on an unrelated warrant obtained by the University Police for credit card abuse. This violation is a state jail felony.
The investigation was launched Friday morning immediately after discovering the word “bomb” written on a mirror in the Williams Alumni Center. Police immediately evacuated the building and issued a Code Maroon alert. Police completed the search of the building and it reopened shortly after 11 a.m.
11:08 update from Code Maroon:
All clear. Williams Alumni Center has been cleared. Building is reopened for normal occupancy.
10:16 a.m. update:
Texas A&M authorities are investigating a bomb threat at Clayton Williams Alumni center, resulting in the evacuation of approximately 100 people. Authorities were notified of the threat at approximately 9:26 AM. An investigation was launched immediately, and a Code Maroon emergency message subsequently issued. Please continue to avoid the area until further notice.
9:58 a.m. update from emergency.tamu.edu
Clayton Williams Alumni Center has been evacuated due to a bomb threat. There is no indication that there is any impact or threat to any other building or facilities on the campus. Please avoid the area until futher notice.
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