Arrest Made In Connection With LSU Bomb Threat
On Monday, the LSU campus was evacuated due to a bomb threat. According to our sister station KPEL 96.5, an arrest has been made in connection with that bomb threat. An LSU Police Department spokesperson says that the suspect, William Bouvay, 42, of Baton Rouge, has been arrested and charged with communicating false information of a planned bombing. Bouvay is not an LSU student.
The campus was evacuated Monday around 11:30 a.m. after officials received threats over the phone of a bomb on campus. Officials had no choice but to order the evacuation of some 35,000 students, faculty and staff from campus. The evacuation was quick, and no one was injured, though traffic, as you could imagine, was a mess.
After all 250 buildings were checked, residents were allowed back into their dorm rooms around 8 p.m. and the entire campus was given the all clear at 11 p.m. As far as how authorities located Bouvay, superintendent of Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson stated,
This is technology at its best and good old fashioned police work by LSU police and all of their partners,
According to the police report from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, Bouvay - who according to his Facebook page is from Plaquemine, LA and currently living in Baton Rouge, LA - told the 911 operator
Yes, I've planted three bombs at LSU's school campus. My colleagues planted three bombs at LSU to go off in two hours if my (pause). This is not a joke. I'm gonna go there and... (call disconnected).
Detectives tracked the cell phone call to Skysail Ave. in Baton Rouge, where they found Bouvay. Once questioned by detectives, Bouvay eventually confessed to making the call and told them where they could find the cell phone used to make the bomb threat.
Story developing. Bouvay is currently being held in the East Baton Rouge prison, where he faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.