'Suspicious package' at A&M was an admission letter with lights attached

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: University Police say the contacted the person who sent the package, and the person told police it was a battery-operated light set meant to draw attention to the application.

UPDATE 12:40 p.m.: Texas A&M police say the suspicious package that prompted an evacuation of the General Services Complex building was actually an admissions letter sent in by a student in a large envelope with battery-operated lights attached to it.

UPDATE 12:30 p.m.: According to authorities, an employee on the first floor of the building received an envelope this morning that contained wires.

The College Station Bomb Squad used a robot to retrieve the envelope from inside the building. They then used a water cannon to destroy the envelope.

It is unclear who sent the envelope or why.

The building will remain closed until further notice.

UPDATE 11:50 a.m.: Texas A&M Police say they got a call just after 10:00 a.m. this morning for a suspicious package found on the first level of the General Services Complex building.

The bomb squad from College Station is on scene trying to determine what the package is.

At this time the building has been completely evacuated and will be closed until further notice. All other roads in the area are still open to traffic.

Local police, firefighters and EMS are on standby.

EARLIER:
Texas A&M officials have issued a 'CODE MAROON' safety alert after a suspicious package was discovered at the General Services Complex.

The building has been evacuated, police are closing roads in the area, and the complex will be closed until further notice.

The General Services Complex is located at 750 Agronomy Road in College Station on the corner of Agronomy and F&B Road.

It houses offices that support the University such as Facilities Coordination, Division of Finance and Administration, Campus Mapping, Office of Admissions, Registrar, Student Business Services, Testing Services, Human Resources, Payroll, Employee and Organizational Development and more.

Transportation Services Route 06 is no longer stopping at the GSC. Its final stop and turnaround point on Agronomy Road will be at the Transit Building and the Office of the Texas State Chemist.

KBTX has a crew on the way to the scene. We'll update the story as more information becomes available.