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Downtown Austin Courts Evacuated After Threats At UT And Texas State

Sarah Jasmine Montgomery for KUT

Both the Austin Municipal Court and the Community Court buildings downtown were evacuated this morning after a bomb threat. The evacuations came after threats at UT Austin and Texas State University. 

Campus police at Texas State say the incidents are "identical, non-specific [and] unverified," but that they are cooperating with the Austin Police Department.

In Austin, APD says investigators swept both buildings this morning and found nothing.

A city spokesperson confirmed the evacuation to KUT, but could not comment further.

The evacuations come after a similar threat and evacuation at UT Austin's Main Building earlier this morning. The UT Police Department cleared that building and let staff re-enter the building shortly before 8:30 a.m.

This story has been updated.

Andrew Weber is a general assignment reporter for KUT, focusing on criminal justice, policing, courts and homelessness in Austin and Travis County. Got a tip? You can email him at Follow him on Twitter @England_Weber.