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Suspect in LSU bomb threat arrested, motive unknown

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Baton Rouge man was arrested Tuesday for the bomb threat that forced the evacuation of the Louisiana State University campus Monday.

According to LSU Police Capt. Cory Lalonde, police traced the 911 call about a bomb threat to a cellphone that could only make emergency calls. Officials then pinpointed the cell phone's location and searched homes in the Baton Rouge neighborhood before identifying William Bouvay Jr. as a suspect.

"Upon questioning, he admitted to making the phone call," Lalonde said.

The 42-year-old suspect is not connected to threats made against other college campuses in Texas, North Dakota, and Ohio last week, according to officials.

Bouvay is not a student and has no apparent connection to the school.

While there is no word on the motive, Bouvay will be charged with communicating false information of a planned bombing.

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