Houston-area man arrested for threats to University of Texas

April 15, 2018

CROSBY, Texas (AP) — University of Texas police and Harris County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 23-year-old Houston-area man who they say threatened to shoot at least 200 people at the school in Austin.

Authorities say Sean Evan Haddon has been charged with making a terrorist threat.

He’s in the Harris County jail following his arrest Sunday morning.

Police say phone calls began April 7 with a bomb threat to their campus police headquarters. Another similar call was received Thursday, followed by a call Friday to the university’s Human Resource Service Center threatening to shoot “at least 200 people.” That call was tracked to Haddon’s home in Crosby, a northeast Houston suburb about 160 miles (257.48 kilometers) east of Austin.

Police say after each call officers found nothing suspicious to merit a campus-wide alert.

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