UTEP Campus Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013  |  Updated 9:54 PM CDT
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UTEP Campus Evacuated After Bomb Threat

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Officials at the University of Texas at El Paso say they've reopened the campus hours after a reported bomb threat led to a full evacuation.

UTEP said in a statement Tuesday night that the campus was reopened at 7 p.m. MDT. 

Students and staff were told at 2 p.m. that a bomb threat had been received and they should evacuate. UTEP Police Chief Cliff Walsh said the evacuation was a precaution.

Walsh declined to detail the threat or say whether police had a suspect, citing their ongoing investigation. 

Classes will resume on Wednesday.

UTEP is the latest university campus in the state to receive a bomb threat in recent months. 

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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