U. of Texas and North Dakota State both order evacuations after bomb threats
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The University of Texas has issued an alert on its website ordering an evacuation "due to threats on campus."
The alert posted shortly before 10 a.m. Friday says people on campus should immediately evacuate all buildings and "get as far away as possible."
University of Texas director of communications Rhonda Weldon says the university received a call about 8:35 a.m. from a man with a Middle Eastern accent claiming to be with al-Qaida. The man said he had placed bombs all over the campus that would go off in 90 minutes.
Wheldon says all the buildings were evacuated at 9:50 a.m. as a precaution.
She says no bombs have been found.
North Dakota State University officials are also ordering the campus evacuated after receiving a bomb threat.
NDSU issued a statement shortly before 10 a.m. Friday telling all employees and students to leave campus within a half-hour because of a bomb threat. No other details were given.
More than 14,000 students are enrolled at NDSU.