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Texas A&M University at College Station, Texas, issued a Code Maroon alert on Wednesday and closed a half-dozen buildings and its athletic complex after receiving a bomb threat.

The university said on its Web site that the threat "was written on a wall of a non-academic facility on campus."

The authorities were notified at 10:50 a.m. CT. Federal agencies were contacted to help with the investigation.

"Kyle Field is currently being searched due to a bomb threat issued against the facility," the university said. "Law enforcement personnel are working to clear the facility, however, as a precaution the following facilities were also evacuated: Reed Building, G. Rollie White, Neetum Steed, and the Bright Athletics complex. These buildings will remain closed for the remainder of the day."

The university, founded in 1876, has an enrollment of over 53,000 students.



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