Bomb threat causes evacuation at UT Dallas

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All buildings on the campus of The University of Texas at Dallas are being evacuated as a precaution while authorities investigate a bomb threat, local officials say. Only few details were immediately available.

The incident began at about 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday when everyone on campus was urged to evacuate immediately. Officials explained that the cause of the evacuation was a bomb threat, though details have not been released.

“All UTD faculty, staff, students and visitors need to immediately evacuate all buildings and parking garages on campus,” the university said in an urgent message. “Please go to UT Dallas parking lots and stay away from buildings until further notice. We will post details as they become available.”

In an update a short time later, the university added: “We received a bomb threat and are working with UTDPD to make sure the campus is safe.”

The University of Texas at Dallas is home to nearly 27,000 students.

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