Fewer than 48 hours after a bomb threat forced the University of Texas at Austin campus to evacuate, another was reported at a separate UT campus.
A student at the University of Texas at Brownsville allegedly called a national crisis hot line around 2:00 a.m. Sunday claiming he was going to attack the UTB campus with an explosive. Unlike the UT Austin bomb threat, however, police set up surveillance on the suspect's apartment within six hours after, according to Action 4 News.
A dozen Texas Rangers and UT officers arrested the student in his apartment around 3 p.m. Sunday.
The Brownsville Herald reports police have not released his name.
“He told the crisis hot line that, ‘I’m going to come back to school with a bomb and blow you all up,’” UTB-TSC Police Chief John Cardoza told the Herald.
A search of the apartment did not find any explosives.
"The person is being charged with, it's called a terrorist threat because he did make a threat that he had a bomb and he was going to incinerate it," Cardoza told Action 4 News.
Last Friday, the UT Austin campus evacuated after it received a bomb threat. At the same time, North Dakota State University also evacuated its campus because of a similar threat. Later that day, Hiram College in northeast Ohio evacuated due to a bomb threat.
The FBI is investigating whether there is any connection between Friday's threats.
Valparaiso University reported an "unspecific threat to campus" on Friday but did not issue an evacuation order.