All clear given at UT’s Main Building

The Main Building on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin (KXAN Photo/Eric Janzen)
(KXAN Photo/Eric Janzen)

AUSTIN (KXAN) – University of Texas Police say there was no threat to safety Wednesday after briefly searching for a woman seen carrying a knife at Main Building.

The university sent a text message to students alerting them that a woman was spotted with a knife around 11:15 a.m. By 11:37, the a second text message gave the all clear.

The Main Building, also known as the tower, is a central building on the Austin campus. In 1965, Charles Whitman shot and killed 17 people from the observation deck in the tower. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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