HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Early Wednesday afternoon, Texas A&M University issued a “code maroon” upon receiving a bomb threat.
The campus “Code Maroon” alert system stated that there was a bomb threat investigation at Kyle Field at around 12:25 p.m.
Stadium and adjacent buildings on the school’s campus will be closed for the remainder of Wednesday, according to officials.
Approximately 700 people were evacuated from Kyle Field, Reed Building, G. Rollie White, Neetum Steed, and the Bright Athletics complex.
The following statement was issued on the school’s website: “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.”
As of 2:00 p.m., CST, 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 just before 11 a.m. on Wednesday. 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 on Wednesday.
Federal agencies were contacted to aid in the on-going investigation of the incident.