Texas State University back to normal after bomb threat

Houston, Jan 15: A campus of Texas State University returned to its normalcy after officials responded to a bomb threat Tuesday morning, media reported.

The bomb threat was reported early Tuesday morning around 2 a.m. at a residence hall of Texas State University at San Marcos, Xinhua reported citing the Houston Chronicle website.

A patrol officer spotted and detained a suspicious person on the campus. An inspection of the suspect vehicle uncovered a suspicious device “with an ignition mechanism attached”, university officials said in a statement.

A police bomb squad determined it wasn’t an explosive, but destroyed a second suspicious package, according to the report. All residents at the hall were moved from the dorm to a nearby recreation centre. They stayed evacuated till the scene was cleared hours later.

Authorities have not released the suspect’s identity. It’s not immediately known what motivated the bomb threat.