BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Law enforcement evacuated the Buc-ee’s in Bastrop after a bomb threat on Sunday afternoon.
The Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Buc-ee’s at 1700 TX-71 around 4:30 p.m. No evidence of an explosive device was found but officials are still investigating.
Several law enforcement agencies including the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety, Bastrop County Emergency Services District 2, Bastrop police and fire department searched the area, along with the Austin Police Bomb squad unit.
Bastrop County Texas tweeted at around 7:10 p.m. that Buc-ee’s was given the all clear by law enforcement and that it would reopen in around 30 minutes.
“Threats of this nature are taken very seriously. The safety of our residents, our visitors, Buc-ee’s staff and our public safety personnel remain our top priority,” said Public Safety Director Chief James Altgelt. “I am thankful to Austin Police Chief Brian Manley and the Austin Bomb Squad-unit, our partners at the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Bastrop County Sherriff’s Office and Emergency Services District 2 and to the men and women of the Bastrop Police and Fire Departments for their response this evening.”
The City of Bastrop tweeted that residents should avoid the area and remain calm while law enforcement investigated.
Officials don’t think there is any threat to the public and they think it was an isolated incident.