U. Of Texas Set To Open After Bomb Threat

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The University of Texas said all university buildings have been cleared and are reopening after a Friday bomb threat prompted an evacuation of the Austin campus.

The school had issued and alert shortly before 10 a.m. Friday telling people to immediately evacuate all campus buildings and "get as far away as possible" after the school received a phoned-in bomb threat.

University of Texas director of communications Rhonda Weldon said the university received a call about 8:35 a.m. from a man with a Middle Eastern accent claiming to be with al-Qaida. The man said he had placed bombs all over the campus that would go off in 90 minutes.

Wheldon said all the buildings were evacuated at 9:50 a.m. as a precaution.

The university posted on its website that all classes have been canceled for the remainder of the day Friday but other university activities will resume by 5 p.m.

North Dakota State University also has ordered an evacuation after receiving a bomb threat. It is not known if the two threats are related.