University of Texas at Dallas Evacuated Due to Bomb Threat


- The University of Texas - Dallas campus was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after a hoax bomb threat. It later tweeted, however, that the threat was a hoax.

The school first tweeted a two-part alert announcing, "All UTD faculty, staff, students, and visitors need to immediately evacuate all buldings and parking garages on campu." and "Please go to UT Dallas parking lots and stay away from buildings until further notice". Officials explained that the cause of the evacuation was a bomb threat, though details have not been released.

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Campus police received the bomb threat around 2 p.m. local time from an anonymous caller who demanded a large amount of money, the Dallas Morning News quoted University of Texas at Dallas Police Department Lieutenant Ken MacKenzie as saying. "You may now enter the buildings and parking structures", the university added.