UTPD alert campus of knife-wielding subject, find no threat

Wynne Davis

University police alerted the campus of a subject carrying a knife near the Main Building on Wednesday morning, but determined shortly after the person did not pose a threat to those on campus.

UTPD spokeswoman Cindy Posey said a staff member saw what they thought to be a knife, but when officers found the subject there was no threat at all. An all clear message was sent out approximately 15 minutes after the initial message after police found the subject.

The text notification came a day after UTPD alerted the UT community of an aggravated assault on Guadalupe Street on Tuesday. APD later determined the victim and suspects knew each other and posed no threat to the campus area.