All clear given at UT’s Main Building

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

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.

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