BATON ROUGE, LA — Shortly before midnight on Sept. 18, LSU Police arrested William Bouvay, Jr., 42, of Baton Rouge. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for Communicating False Information of Planned Bombing.
LSU and LSU Police Department would like extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to all Law Enforcement that assisted in the initial response and subsequent investigation. The cooperation, assistance and old fashioned police work was instrumental in a quick resolution to this incident," stated LSU Police Chief Lawrence Rabalais.
Bouvay is accused of calling EBR Parish 911 Monday, Sept. 17 at around 10:30 a.m. saying there was a bomb on campus. An hour later, officials made the call to evacuate all 30,000 people on campus.
After a 12 hour lockdown and search of all the buldings on campus, no bomb was found.
LSU Police Investigators along with assistance from other Law Enforcement agencies were able to determine that the 911 call had been made from a deactivated cell phone that could only make emergency calls. Investigators were able to determine a GPS location from which the call was made, later identified as a location on Skysail Ave. in Baton Rouge, La. The area of the call’s origin was searched by investigators, through which Bouvay developed as a suspect. Bouvay voluntarily agreed to go with investigators to LSUPD for further questioning. During questioning, Bouvay admitted to having called 911 and making the bomb threat and disclosed the location of the phone that was used to make the call.