Texas A&M cancels football practice after bomb threat


Texas A&M was forced to cancel football practice Wednesday after a bomb threat to Kyle Field and the Aggies football complex.

The stadium and Bright Football Complex were evacuated as a precaution.

“University Police is utilizing its explosive detection K-9s to sweep both facilities,” Texas A&M explained in a statement. “All activities within Kyle Field and the Bright Football Complex are postponed until further notice. All other campus activities can continue as normal.”

Kyle Field was evacuated after a bomb threat on Thursday.
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According to the Bryan-College Station Eagle, the Aggies were scheduled to practice at 3:30 pm. Head coach Jimbo Fisher arrived at the complex shortly after the evacuation at 2:25 pm Eastern.

UPD sergeant Josh Deleon said the threat was anonymous. The College Station Bomb Unit, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the FBI, and three police K-9s joined UPD in investigative efforts.

Football players and staff waited outside the complex for approximately an hour before practice was canceled and players went a bye week early.

At 4:49 p.m., Code Maroon tweeted an all-clear.

The Aggies are coming off a close 24-20 loss to Alabama at Tuscaloosa last Saturday. Alabama quarterback Bryce Young sat out due to an injury and while backup Jalen Milroe threw three touchdown passes, he was only 12 for 19 with 111 yards. Texas A&M quarterback Haynes King threw for 253 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception.

The Aggies had a chance to win the game, but couldn’t capitalize on a last-second first-and-goal from the Alabama two-yard line.

The Aggies will head to Columbia, South Carolina for their Oct. 22 matchup with the Gamecocks, looking to get back into the win column.



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