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LSU bomb threat suspect charged

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BATON ROUGE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - 42-year-old William Bouvay Jr. of Baton Rouge is accused of calling in a bomb threat to LSU on Sept. 17 has now been formally charged in state court.

The East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office filed a one-count bill of information Wednesday charging William Bouvay Jr. with communicating false information of a planned bombing on school property.

The felony charge carries a maximum prison term of 20 years.

EBR District Attorney Hillar Moore said Bouvay will be arraigned on the charge Friday.

A federal grand jury in Baton Rouge had also indicted Bouvay on Sept. 20 on one count of willfully conveying false information concerning the attempt to destroy property by means of explosives.

If convicted, Bouvay would face up to 10 years in prison on that charge.

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