Bomb Scare Suspect Faces Court Date

1 decade 2 years 2 months ago Wednesday, February 28 2007 Feb 28, 2007 Wednesday, February 28, 2007 6:03:31 PM CST February 28, 2007 in News
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ROLLA (AP) -  A University of Missouri-Rolla graduate student faces felony charges for allegedly causing an anthrax and bomb scare at the south-central Missouri campus. Several charges were filed today against 22-year-old Sujithkumar Venkatramolla. The graduate student from India walked into a campus building around 2:30 yesterday morning. When police arrived, he said he had an anthrax and a bomb. Preliminary tests show that a white powdery substance found on the suspect and in the building turned out to be powdered sugar. No bomb was found, and classes resume today. Twenty-three people who potentially came in contact with the powder were quarantined while the substance was tested. Interim Police Chief Mark Kearse says the suspect was apparently despondent over grades.

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