Teens busted for bomb scare at LSU

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Posted: Apr 9, 2014 8:52 PM by Zach Correa
Updated: Apr 9, 2014 8:52 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: roy chavalitlekakha, justin brocato, suspicious packages, bomb, LSU, Thomas Boyd Hall

BATON ROUGE - LSU Police have arrested two teenagers that cops say are responsible for causing a bomb scare on the university's campus.

Investigators arrested 19-year-old Roy Chavalitlekakha and 17-year-old Justin Brocato and booked them into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Both teenagers face charges of Communicating of False Information of a Planned Bombing on School Property, which is a felony.

On April 7, LSU Police received a tip that two suspicious cardboard boxes were left near Thomas Boyd Hall. Detectives said a handwritten note on one of the packages suggested they possibly contained explosive materials.

The Baton Rouge Police Bomb Unit detonated both devices. Authorities later determined that neither package contained explosives.

Both suspects admitted to placing the boxes on the campus sidewalk.

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