The person whose bomb threat touched off a massive evacuation Monday at Lousiana State University is not a freshman trying to avoid a test. It’s not even someone affiliated with the college.
The suspect is William Bouvay, 42, of Baton Rouge. He’s being held at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, reports WAFB.
Monday’s evacuation saw cars sit for hours in gridlocked traffic while the school’s 35,000 students, faculty and employees tried to funnel out on the three roads that lead off campus.
Local bars made the most of the occasion, opening early and offering “bomb threat specials.”
This is the transcription of the recording from Bouvay’s alleged call to the 911 operator on Monday:
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).
On his Facebook page, Bouvay lists his relationship status as “engaged” and his activities and interests as “God.” Under basic information he writes, “I’m a new MAN! thank GOD!!”