Wed, Sep 19, 2012
LSU Police reports this morning that it has arrested a 42-year-old Baton Rouge resident on charges of calling in a bomb threat that forced evacuation of campus Monday.
A press release says that shortly before midnight Tuesday, William Bouvay Jr., 42, 8224 Skysail Avenue was arrested and later booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for “Communicating of False Information of Planned Bombing,” a violation of state law.
The 10:32 a.m. call Monday advised of multiple bombs on the LSU Campus that would detonate in two hours. LSU ordered a full evacuation of the campus while police and bomb-sniffing dogs searched every building.
LSU Police Chief Lawrence Rabalais said that during questioning, Bouvay admitted to having called 911 and making the bomb threat and disclosed the location of the phone that was used to make the call.
“LSU and LSU Police Department would like extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to all Law Enforcement that assisted in the initial response and subsequent investigation. The cooperation, assistance and old fashioned police work was instrumental in a quick resolution to this incident,” Rabalais said.
Agencies that assisted in the investigation were Louisiana State Police, East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office, Baton Rouge City Police, FBI, ATF and the Department of Homeland Security.