Texas A&M University has sent out a Code Maroon alert today after a bomb threat was found written on a wall of a campus building, but the 2013 SEC Swimming & Diving Championships are not affected, meet management confirmed.
The original alert was sent out through the Code Maroon Emergency Alert system at 12:25pm Central Time today, with much of the Athletics Complex being closed.
The original alert read that “Kyle Field is currently being searched due to a bomb threat issued against the facility. Kyle Field, Reed Building, G. Rollie White, Neetum Steed, and the Bright Athletics complex have been evacuated and the buildings will be closed for the remainder of the day.” Further updates elaborated that “All activities and events located at facilities not at Kyle Field, Reed Building, Neetum Steed, or the Bright Athletics Complex will go on as previously scheduled.”
Most recently, at 1:24 PM, Texas A&M released more information about the findings, further clarifying that the investigation was on-going, but that other facilities remained open. Many inside the Student Rec Center Natatorium were unfamiliar with the alert until we asked them about it, as this morning’s swimming and diving preliminaries continued without interruption.
The pool is located at the Student Recreation Center, which is relatively close to the Athletics Complex on A&M’s huge, sprawling campus, but not directly adjacent to it. We will update our readers if the situation changes.
Texas A&M authorities continue to investigate a bomb threat at Kyle Field, resulting in the evacuation of the stadium and adjacent facilities. Authorities were notified of the threat at approximately 10:50 a.m. The threat was written on a wall of a non-academic facility on campus. An investigation was launched immediately, and a Code Maroon emergency message was subsequently issued. Kyle Field, Reed Building, G. Rollie White, Neetum Steed and the Bright Athletics complex will remain closed the rest of the day. Federal agencies have been contacted to aid in the on-going investigation.