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Bomb Scare Temporarily Shuts Mugar

300 students evacuated; building found clear


About 300 students were evacuated from Mugar Memorial Library shortly after 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, after a woman indicated to library staffers that two boxes she was carrying contained bombs. The woman, identified as Jennifer J. Douglas, 28, a former Boston University graduate student who is on a medical leave of absence, was arrested by Boston University Police and charged with "possession of a hoax device" and "making a false bomb threat."

BUPD Captain Robert Molloy said the boxes were X-rayed by the Boston Police Department’s bomb squad, and no explosive devices were found. The library was reopened after Boston University police swept the building with bomb-sniffing dogs and found it to be clear.

Molloy said the suspect would be arraigned this morning in Brighton District Court.

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