Smoke device interrupts UT student event, Gearing Hall evacuated


AUSTIN (KXAN) — The University of Texas Police Department is responding to the school’s Mary E. Gearing Hall where a smoke device was used to interrupt a student event, according to police.

UTPD also confirmed Monday evening that a fire alarm was also pulled during the incident. 

On Twitter Monday night, the official Twitter account for the Young Conservatives of Texas at UT Austin tweeted:

The building was evacuated. No injuries are reported and a criminal investigation is underway.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call (512) 471-4441, ext. 9. 

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