(Newsroom America) -- A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against a Baton Rouge man in connection with the bomb threat that on Monday caused the evacuation of LSU’s campus.
William Bouvay, Jr., 42, was charged with one count of willfully conveying false information concerning the attempt to destroy property by means of explosives in violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 844(e).
If convicted, Bouvay faces up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine of up to $250,000.
United States Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux, Jr., said the investigation is an example of the strong, collaborative efforts of university, local, state, and federal law enforcement.
"These investigative agencies moved expeditiously and decisively to identify and prosecute the individual responsible for the recent bomb threat against LSU. We appreciate the dedicated efforts of all agencies involved in quickly resolving this investigation. We will continue to work closely with District Attorney Hillar Moore to achieve the best result possible in this case which wreaked havoc and disrupted the lives of the people of LSU and the entire city of Baton Rouge.”
According to FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael J. Anderson, said the investigation should send a clear message to the public and to those who make such terroristic threats to elicit fear, that the FBI and its law enforcement partners will quickly and fully deploy all available resources to bring such individuals to justice.