Report of Gunman on A&M Campus a Hoax

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

Texas A&M University canceled its Code Maroon warning Friday evening after authorities determined a report of a gunman on campus was a prank.

A Code Maroon Emergency Broadcast was issued at 5:26 p.m. to warn the Aggie community of a possible gunman on the A&M campus.

Texas A&M officials said an anonymous person called University Police to report a gunman was on the 3rd floor of the H.R. Bright Building, which houses the computer science department.

Texas A&M University police searched several buildings in the area, and determined the call was a hoax.

"We were trying to find someone that called it in, or if we could find a person with a gun," James Sajewski with Texas A&M University Police said. "We couldn't find anyone who had seen the gun or actually called it in."

Another Code Maroon went out at 6:15 p.m. letting the A&M community know there was not a threat.

According to University Police officials, the call was traced back to a campus telephone in the area of the Chemistry building. Police say the phone was still off the hook when they got there.

Authorities say it's going to be difficult to find out who made the report since it came from a public phone.

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


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