FBI Arrests Loyola Student Suspected Of Threatening To Blow Up Campus Building

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Friday, December 16, 2011

The FBI has arrested a Loyola University student suspected of threatening to blow up a building on the Uptown campus, apparently to avoid taking a test. Evelyn Hubbard, a junior biology major, sent two profanity-riddled emails to the Loyola Police Department on the morning of Nov. 17, saying she would blow up Monroe Hall and kill five professors whom she did not identify, according to an FBI affidavit.

Cybersleuthing led agents to the computer and cell phone Hubbard used to send the emails, and she was arrested Dec. 9, U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said.

Hubbard "stated she did not intend to injure or kill anyone and thought the messages were more of a joke," according to the affidavit.

Letten said he intends to take the case to a federal grand jury.

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