University of Texas Evacuates Austin Campus Because Of Threats

The University of Texas has evacuated its entire Austin campus.

The University issued an evacuation order at 10:53 a.m. ET. on its website, saying they received threats.

“Immediately evacuate ALL buildings and get as far away as possible,” the university said in its website.

The Austin American Statesman received a statement from UT officials that said the university received a threat from a man claiming he was with al-Qaida. The bombs, the man, said would go off in 90 minutes.

An evacuation of this campus is significant, because it has 50,000 students.

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