Offices at the Texas State Capitol building (Austin) have been evacuated on the afternoon (local time) of Tuesday, October 30, due to reports of a suspicious package. Police also responded to reports of a suspicious package at the intersection of Lavaca Street and West 13th Street around 13:19; it is unclear if the incidents are connected. Further details regarding the incident are still emerging. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected around the Texas State Capitol building over the coming hours.
Individuals in Austin are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the vicinity of the Texas State Capitol, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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