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Students gather outside LBJ Student Center as law enforcement evacuated the building due to a bomb threat, Oct. 26.
Photo by Jakob Rodriguez

LBJ Student Center and Jones Dining Hall were temporarily closed Thursday, Oct. 26, as law enforcement investigated bomb threats made on Texas State’s San Marcos campus.

Around 1:20 p.m., The Lair was temporarily closed and evacuated. Nearly 15 minutes later, the fire alarms rang and the student center was evacuated.

At 2:02 p.m., University News Service issues the first of four emails sent to students, faculty and staff.

The alert read, “UPD was notified of a bomb threat to the LBJ Student Center on Texas State San Marcos Campus. We are investigating. Officers are sweeping the building searching for any possible threat.”

At 2:59 p.m., the police expanded the investigation to include Jones Dinning Hall. LBJ Student Center was given an all clear at 4:14 p.m while police continued to sweep Jones.

At 4: 59 p.m., police issued an all clear for Jones Dinning Hall.

LBJ Student Center and Jones Dining Hall are operating.

Police are continuing to investigate the source of the threat. The University Star has confirmed that the threat originated from a text to a food service worker.

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