Missouri College Student Held After Standoff Involving Powder, Bomb Scare is Hoax

Odd and Bizarre. We now have copycat and hoax terrorists!!! What the heck is the world coming to?

FOXNews.com – Missouri College Student Held After Standoff Involving Powder, Bomb Scare is Hoax – Local News | News Articles | National News | US News

ROLLA, Mo. — A distraught international student claiming to have a bomb and anthrax sparked a scare early Tuesday that shut down the University of Missouri-Rolla, officials said, but the threat turned out to be a hoax.

Preliminary tests on a white, powdery substance found on the graduate student, whose name and nationality was not released, showed it was powdered sugar, said Lt. Col. David Boyle of the Missouri National Guard. Authorities said the student could face charges.

“Thankfully this is a false alarm,” said Chancellor John Carney III.

The incident started shortly after 2:30 a.m. when police were called about a man making a threat. They arrived to find the student holding a paper bag and a knife. He said he had planted a bomb and said he had anthrax, Interim Police Chief Mark Kearse said.

When the man refused to drop the knife, a university police officer shot him with a stun gun, and the man was arrested. Police found a four-page note in which the student threatened to destroy the building, Kearse said.

The Fort Leonard Wood Explosive Operations Division was investigating the possibility that a bomb may be in the engineering building. Authorities were still checking the building Tuesday afternoon, Kearse said.

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