Eight campus buildings evacuated after suspected false alarms


UTPD said eight on-campus buildings were evacuated after witnesses reported a suspect pulling fire alarms across campus Monday afternoon.

UTPD spokesperson Cindy Posey said the suspect is either White or Hispanic, in his 30s, is wearing a white T-shirt, blue jean shorts, a religious necklace, a blac k hat with red trim and is around 5 feet and 5 inches tall, 180 pounds and has short black hair.

Posey said students are encouraged to call the police if they see him.

As of 4:14 p.m., Posey said no emergencies had been confirmed, but UTPD was not ready to confirm that all the alarms were false alarms.

Update at 6:04 p.m.: The description of the suspect was updated based on more information from UTPD spokesperson Cindy Posey.