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‘Suspicious Package’ Triggers Building Evac at Texas A&M

Police at Texas A&M University called in the bomb squad to investigate a suspicious package that was found in the General Services Complex on the campus.

UPDATE: Officials at Texas A&M announced at 12:45 p.m. Central Time that the package was destroyed by bomb squad technicians. No explosives were found in the package. The building has been reopened and bus service has resumed its normal route.

ORIGINAL STORY FOLLOWS:

University officials issued a “Code Maroon” at about 11 a.m. local time after a suspicious package was found at the General Services Complex. The building was ordered evacuated, according to a tweet from the Texas A&M University Police Twitter page. The announcement called for everyone to avoid the area until further notice.

About 20 minutes later, officials issued an updated message announcing the General Services Complex will be closed until further notice.

A notice from the Texas A&M University Emergency Information website revealed that the College Station bomb squad had been called and were “enroute to investigate a suspicious package in the General Services Complex,” at 10:52 a.m. on November 8. An update was issued at 11:31 stating that the bus transportation route servicing the area was ordered not to stop at the building during the emergency.

At 11:58 a.m. an update reported that about 500-600 people were evacuated from the building. Officials gave the employees the option of going home. Transportation service buses were brought in to provide warm shelter for those who remained. The building remains closed at the time of this publication.

The building is located at the corner of Agronomy and F&B roads on the University’s campus. The Eagle reported the “General Services Complex was constructed in 2006 and houses offices that support the University such as Facilities Coordination, Division of Finance and Administration, Campus Mapping, Office of Admissions, Registrar, Student Business Services, Testing Services, Human Resources, Payroll, Employee and Organizational Development.”

No other information about the suspicious package is being reported by police or other sources at this time. This article will be updated as needed.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for Breitbart Texas. He is a founding member of the Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX.

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