Suspect Arrested in LSU Bomb Threat
Description: LSU police have arrested a suspect for the bomb threat called in to Baton Rouge's 911 system Monday, that led to the evacuation of more than 30,000 students and employees. 42-year-old William Bouvay has been charged with communicating false information of a planned bombing on school property. Investigators say he has confessed to the crime. D.A. Hillar Moore says Bouvay could serve at least 20 years in prison for making the bomb threat alone, and additional charges for related crimes.
Bouvay allegedly told the 911 operator he had planted three bombs on LSU's campus.Then he said his colleagues had planted three bombs and the explosive devices were set to go off within two hours. The caller then hung up the phone.
As bomb squads searched the campus, other were tracking down the location from which the call was made. Once they discovered the call came from Skysail Avenue in Baton Rouge, they found Bouvay, He was arrested shortly after midnight, last night. The call had been made from a deactivated cell phone that could only be used to make 911 call. The suspect reportedly also revealed the location of the phone to police.
Police say Bouvay was not affiliated with LSU. This is not Bouvay's first brush with the law. He has faced a second degree murder charge, charges of theft, battery, domestic abuse, and several counts of harassing people through phone calls.
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