LSU Police arrest 2 in investigation of suspicious packages

LSU Police arrest 2 in investigation of suspicious packages
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 8:50am

LSU Police have arrested two suspects in connection to the suspicious packages found near Thomas Boyd Hall on the LSU campus Monday afternoon.

Roy Anthony Chavalitlekakha, 19, of Baton Rouge, and Justin Adley Brocato, 17, of Prairieville were arrested for communicating false information of a planned bombing on school property, which is a felony.

According to LSU PD, the suspects are not currently LSU students.

On Monday, April 7, 2014, LSU Police received a report from an LSU employee that two suspicious cardboard boxes were next to each other on the sidewalk just east of Thomas Boyd Hall.

There was handwritten wording on the boxes that suggested possible explosives.

Once authorities arrived on scene, they could not determine with certainty that the boxes were not a danger, so they decided to execute a controlled detonation of the boxes.

Investigators later discovered that there were no explosive devices or material in the boxes.

Further investigation led police to the two suspects. During questioning, the suspects admitted to writing on the boxes and putting them on the sidewalk. 

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