UT-El Paso being evacuated due to threat

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 26 at 5:00 PM

EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- The University of Texas at El Paso's campus is considered safe after officials ordered an evacuation due to a bomb threat.

UTEP ordered a campus-wide evacuation at about 2 p.m. MDT Tuesday and canceled evening classes. Students were seen hurrying away from buildings after getting a text message about a bomb threat.

UTEP Police Chief Cliff Walsh said police got a call that the campus had received a threat. He declined to explain what the threat was or say if police had any suspects, citing a pending investigation.

Walsh called the evacuation a "precautionary measure."

Classes are expected to resume Wednesday.

El Paso is a U.S.-Mexico border city in far West Texas. UTEP has more than 22,000 students enrolled.
 

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