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Bomb threat that led to Texas university evacuation was hoax


RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) — Police say a phoned-in bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the University of Texas at Dallas campus was a hoax.

A university police spokesman says other campuses around the country received similar threats Tuesday. The one in Texas — in the Dallas suburb of Richardson — was reported about 2:45 p.m. on the university's Twitter page.

University officials directed thousands of students, faculty and staff to leave campus buildings and parking garages and keep their distance from those places. The evacuation occurred during a rainstorm.

Police searched the ca...

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