San Marcos -UPDATE - 9:57 AM
Early this morning a bomb threat hoax at Texas State University forced the evacuation of a dormitory and detonation of a package as a precaution.
A spokesman for the school in San Marcos says a non-student was detained for questioning during Tuesday morning's incident. Jayme Blashcke (JAY'-mee BLASH'-kee) says the estimated 300 residents of College Inn who evacuated to a recreation center returned to the dorm by 6 a.m. CST Tuesday.
No injuries were reported.
A TSU police officer had detained a person seen smoking, which is banned on campus. Blashcke says the person's vehicle had what appeared to be a device with an ignition, but Austin police bomb squad members determined it wasn't explosive. X-rays on a second package were inconclusive. That item was detonated.
Campus police didn't immediately update the investigation.
-UPDATE 6:50 AM
Texas State University has announced that the bomb threat emergency has ended, and that normal campus activities are resuming.- Austin Statesman http://bit.ly/L6JBag
Bomb threat reported on the campus of Texas State University
The school’s police department reported the threat shortly before 2 a.m. Officials said the threat affects the College Inn area on Comanche Street.
Affected students were moved from their dorms to a nearby rec center as a bomb squad responded, student Celeste Gaddy told KHOU 11 News.
Officials have not yet decided whether classes would be held as normal Tuesday. Further details were not available.
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