Feds called in to help investigate threats

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TXST UNIVERSITY

Texas State University is asking federal authorities for help in investigating a rash of bomb threats targeting the LBJ Student Center. The latest threat came Wednesday morning. The University Police Department ordered the evacuation of the student center, investigated the scene and gave an all clear after finding no danger. The university received an unspecified threat to the student center on Tuesday, after receiving a bomb threat targeting the student center last week. University officials said the threat on Tuesday originated from the same electronic device as the bomb threat last week.

In a statement about the most recent threat, the Office of Media Relations wrote, “Today, Nov. 1, Texas State University received another threat against our San Marcos Campus similar to previous threats received in the last week. The University Police Department and other law enforcement agencies are actively investigating these threats and the source. Law enforcement officials believe these threats originated from the same source. We have sought the assistance of federal authorities in the investigation.

“We have taken steps out of an abundance of caution in response to these threats, including evacuating buildings as necessary. The safety and well-being of our university community is our top priority,” the university’s statement continues. “We respond to these threats based on the advice of law enforcement officials, and the most current, accurate information available at the time. We will continue to keep our university community updated as information is available.”

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