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Man arrested in connection with Texas State Univ bomb scare

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A man has been arrested in connection with this morning's bomb threat scare at Texas State University in San Marcos.

24-year-old Clayton Warren is being held in the Hays County Jail, and is charged with one count of evading arrest and two bomb hoax charges. Authorities say Warren is not a student at the University.

According to authorities, at around 12:30, an officer with the Texas State Police Department was patrolling the area near the LBJ Student Center when he saw Warren smoking nearby, which violated the campus' smoke-free policy.

Warren allegedly attempted to run away from the officer but was caught and placed in custody. The officer noticed what appeared to be an explosive device with an ignition mechanism attached in the bed of Warren's pickup truck parked, which was parked near the loading dock of the building.

Approximately three hundred students were then evacuated from the dorm. The university also notified the entire campus through email.

The Austin Police Department's Bomb Squad was called to the scene. After running some tests, they determined the device in the bed of the truck was not explosive. Authorities found a second device inside the truck, but were unable to accurately identify.

They detonated the device for safety reasons.

The "all clear" was given around 6:00 a.m. and the campus resumed normal operations.

Authorities have not real eased any other information about Warren, including why he was on the campus.

 

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