Bomb Threat Forces Dorm Evacuation On Texas Campus

A bomb threat led to the evacuation of a dormitory Tuesday at a campus in Texas.

Texas State University (File)

SAN MARCOS (January 14, 2014) A bomb threat Tuesday at Texas State University in San Marcos led to the evacuation of a dormitory and the precautionary detonation of a suspicious package.

One person, who’s not a student, was detained in connection with the incident Tuesday morning, a school spokesman said.

Jayme Blashcke said the estimated 300 residents of College Inn who were evacuated to a recreation center returned to the dorm by 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Nobody was hurt.

A TSU police officer detained a person who was smoking, which is banned on campus.

Blashcke said 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 of a second package were inconclusive, though, and that item was detonated.

Campus police didn't immediately release information on the detained person.

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