Someone claiming to be with Al-Qaida phoned in a bomb threat at the University of Texas at Austin. The university sent out an emergency alert to all students, staff and faculty telling them to evacuate the campus and to stay as far away as possible. The university stated that it received the call at 8:35am local, and said that “from a male with a middle eastern accent claiming to have placed bombs all over campus. He said he was with Al Qaeda and these bombs would go off in 90 minutes. President Powers was notified and it was decided to evacuate all of the buildings out of an abundance of caution.”
North Dakota State University also told their students to evacuate after getting a bomb threat. The university told all students to evacuate by 10:15am. Bomb threats have hit the North Dakota area twice in the last week.
Police have reported not finding any bombs in Texas.