Harvard student charged with bomb threat hoax

A Harvard University student was charged with making a false claim that bombs had been placed at up to four buildings on the school's campus in a bid to get out of taking a final exam, US prosecutors said on Tuesday.

The prestigious Ivy League school a day earlier had evacuated four buildings from its centuries-old campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after receiving emails that US prosecutors said on Tuesday had been sent by the 20-year-old student, Eldo Kim.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation tracked Kim down at his dorm where, after being read his Miranda rights, the student "stated that he authored the bomb threat emails ... he was motivated by a desire to avoid a final exam," according to prosecutors.

Kim is due in federal court in Boston on Wednesday to face one charge of making a hoax bomb report. If convicted he faces up to five years in prison, three years supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

LA airport shooting suspect indicted

LOS ANGELES: A federal grand jury indicted Paul Anthony Ciancia Tuesday on a first-degree murder charge and 10 other felonies in a deadly November 1 shooting spree at the Los Angeles International Airport. The indictment accuses him of killing Transportation Security Administration Officer Gerardo Hernandez and targeting two other officers. AP

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