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The University of Texas evacuated all of its campus buildings today after a man claiming to be affiliated with Al Qaeda called in a bomb threat, according to a message sent to students by university officials.
The University of Texas at Austin has ordered an evacuation of all buildings on campus because of a bomb threat. "Immediately evacuate ALL buildings and get as far away as possible," the university says on its website.
Update at 11:31 a.m. ET: North Dakota State U. orders all employees, students off campus after receiving bomb threat, the Associated Press reports.
Update at 11:14 a.m. ET: KXAN-TV reports that the university's Director of Communications, Rhonda Weldon, says the university got a call around 8:35 a.m. local time from a male with a middle eastern accent claiming to have placed bombs all over campus. The caller claimed to be from the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization and that the bombs would go off in 90 minutes, KXAN reports.
President Williams Powers has been notified, and officials arenow evacuating all of the buildings out of an abundance of caution.
Update at 11:12 a.m. ET:A UT official tells the American-Statesman that the university had received multiple bomb threats to multiple buildings.