UTPD says University remains on heightened alert


According to UTPD dispatch, the University remains on heightened alert following last week's bomb threat.

At this time, UTPD has no reason to believe the situation in Boston is in any way related to the bomb threat. They are "keeping abreast" of the situation and will continue to monitor any developments. 

On Wednesday last week, the University announced a non-specific bomb threat would result in an increased police presence on campus. The FBI, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Department of Public Safety and the Austin Police Department were brought to campus to investigate the bomb threat. Then, on Friday, UTPD said in a campus wide email they feel “comfortable ... returning to normal operations at this time.”

Any suspicious activity should be reported to UTPD at 512-471-4441.