Police: UT Student Flew Drone Over Stadium

Police said they arrested a University of Texas student after he flew a drone over Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium during the Longhorns game Saturday night.

Police said they began investigating after they noticed the drone during the second half of the game against the University of North Texas.

Officials found the student and arrested him shortly after.

UTPD spokeswoman Cindy Posey released the following statement to KXAN in Austin on Sunday:

“UTPD observed an unauthorized drone in and around the Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium and watched as it maneuvered and landed on San Jacinto. Officers located the operator, a UT student, who was detained and transported to the police station. The drone was seized, the student identified, questioned and released pending further investigation.

Our top priority is the safety our students, employees, fans and visitors. UTPD Chief David Carter stresses that we are concerned about the use of drones and are investigating the incident thoroughly. The university continually works with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to maintain the highest levels of safety on our campus.”

The student was released, according to police, but he could face fines of up to $1,000 per image taken.

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