Clements Building in downtown Austin evacuated, cleared after bomb threat


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Authorities responded to an evacuation at the William P. Clements Jr. State Office building Monday night due to a bomb threat, according to a source.

According to the Department of Public Services, a bomb threat call came in around 4:40 p.m. and the DPS was contacted 10 minutes later. Multiple Capitol staffers cited receiving a DPS alert indicating a bomb threat.

According to the DPS, a K-9 Explosive Unit dog was being walked through the building to assess the situation and the building was cleared by 6:12 p.m.

The building houses the office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Paxton’s office confirmed that the Attorney General was not in his office at the time. 

No injuries are reported at this time.

The Clements Building is located at 300 W. 15th St. in downtown Austin.

This is a developing story. Check for updates.

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