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UPD Questioning Suspects After UAC Evacuation

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Story by Tara Pohlmeyer
Video by Greg Arellano

Photo courtesy of Texas State University UPD
Photo courtesy of Texas State University UPD.

Update at 10:00 a.m.

The suspect who was believed to be seen with a gun on campus grounds on Thursday is currently in custody at the Hays County Jail. According to University News Service Director Jayme Blaschke, it’s believed that a gun was never involved. After the suspicious backpack was located, more than two ounces of a substance suspected to be marijuana was found inside.

“It’s going to depend on lab results coming in before that can be confirmed,” Blaschke said.

Update at 4:40 p.m.

The Texas State University Police Department has recovered the suspicious backpack and released one of the suspects previously questioned. The remaining person of interest is not a Texas State student.

Update at 3:47 p.m. 

The Texas State University Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the backpack carried by one of the suspects in today’s firearm threat. Individuals should call 911 or (512) 245-2805 if the bag is found.

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The Texas State University Police Department is questioning two suspects after today’s reported firearm threat on campus. Students were told to evacuate from the Undergraduate Admissions Center building on campus today at approximately 2:10 p.m.*

Before the individuals were taken into custody, UPD Officer Otto Glenewinkel was directing students away from the building.

“We got a report that someone was in the area with a firearm,” Glenewinkel said.

Though not all students were evacuated from class, once outside, students were told to leave the area.

Students wait outside the UAC after being evacuated.  Photo by Tara Pohlmeyer
Students wait outside the UAC after being evacuated.
Photo by Tara Pohlmeyer.

*A previous version of this article reported that students were evacuated at approximately 2:35 p.m. The correct time is approximately 2:10 p.m.

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