A phone call to Texas A&M University police reporting a gunman on the third floor of a campus building was a hoax, authorities said Friday.
Texas A&M issued a warning of a "report of a man with gun" in the Bright Building, but within 45 minutes rescinded the emergency alert.
The message was issued via e-mail and text message to A&M students and staff around 5:30 p.m. Friday.
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The text said, quote: "A report of man with gun in HR Bright Building near Chem (chemistry building), police searching. Seek shelter, avoid area."
A subsequent advisory, just before 6:15 p.m. Friday, said the two buildings had been "checked and cleared, no man with gun. Sheltering can end."
Stephenson said the call was made from an emergency phone located near the building.