Monday News Rundown (10-27-2014)

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Tower Hall Suspect
Texas State University Police identified this suspect that they believe made a threat against the on-campus residence hall Tower. Courtesy photo.

By Nestor Vazquez
News Web Editor

Texas State University Police were tipped off about a possible threat to students early Saturday morning when they received a call from a resident of Tower Hall that an individual in the hall said words to the effect that security in the hall wasn’t effective and that it would be easy for someone to get into the hall and cause harm to residents. Director of University News Service Jayme Blaschke revealed how UPD identified the suspect.

“I understand that the suspect is a student at Texas State University,” said Blaschke. “Once we put out the timely warning and disseminated security camera footage of the individual, the university police received quite a few tips. He was identified, quickly located and questioned by university police. At this point in time I’m not aware of any charges being filed against the individual. I do know that the investigation is still on going by university police.”

University police are still gathering information about the incident. If anyone has information about this incident, contact UPD at 512-245-2805.

Today’s the first day of early voting at the LBJ Student Center. With the Texas Voter ID law in effect, students can’t use their student IDs to vote, but instead must have a valid photo ID. That includes a Texas Driver’s License, personal ID, U.S. passport, military ID, naturalization papers, concealed handgun license or an Election Identification Certificate. The polls at LBJ will be open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. until Thursday.

Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams and 10 other U.S. Army personnel are being monitored for Ebola in Italy after returning from West Africa. According to CNN, they were met at an airport in Italy by Italian authorities in the same CDC gear worn to protect medical professionals from Ebola. None of the officers appear to have any symptoms of the virus but will be monitored for 21 days in what Pentagon officials refer to as controlled monitoring rather than a quarantine.

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