A&M Police Hope Emergency Call Leads to Suspect in Gunman Hoax

Texas A&M police released a copy of an emergency call placed Friday, March 6 to the University Police Department. The call came from a man who claimed a gunman was on campus.

The caller told police that an armed gunman was inside the Bright Building on the A&M campus, but authorities believe it was all a hoax.

They're now hoping the emergency call leads to the person behind the prank.

This is a portion of the emergency call:

Caller: "It's a dude over here got a gun on somebody over here."

Dispatcher: "Where at?"

Caller: "Uh, I don't know what building this is, but he got a gun on him. A white dude got a gun on another white--."

Dispatcher: "Which building?"

Police traced the call back to a campus phone.

In the remainder of the phone call, you hear the caller tell police that he doesn't know where he is and even asks someone the name of the building he was in.

That may indicate he was unfamiliar with the university.

Dispatcher: "Hello?"

Caller: "Yes?"

Dispatcher: "Okay, did you find out which building?"

Caller: "Hang on... Uh, hello?"

Dispatcher: "Yeah?"

Caller: "Uh, Bryant Building. Breight? Uh, Brant?"

Dispatcher: "Brayton?"

Caller: "Yeah."

Dispatcher: "The fire field?"

Caller: "Huh?"

Dispatch: "The fire field? Which building?"

Caller: "Bright."

Dispatch: "Okay, which floor?"

Caller: "Third floor."

Dispatch: "Third floor?"

Caller: "Yeah."

Dispatch: "Sir? Hello? We don't have contact with the R.P. anymore."

If you recognize the caller's voice or saw anything that day, you're asked to contact A&M police.

Making a false report at a public university is considered a state jail felony.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 41351282 - kbtx.com/a?a=41351282