Advocate staff report
September 24, 2012
For the second day in a row — and the third time this week — the Police Department received a call about a bomb threat.
A day after evacuating the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, police officials responded to a bomb threat at the Hilton Capital Center on Lafayette Street downtown Baton Rouge, police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said.
McKneely said hotel staff members evacuated the building after a phone call was received about the bomb threat. Police and fire officials responded to the scene, and McKneely said they stayed past the time the caller said the bomb would go off, without incident.
Guests at the hotel were allowed back into the hotel around 8 p.m., McKneely said.
He added that police officials “don’t have any idea” if the bomb threats on Thursday and Friday were connected.
William Bouvay Jr., 42, 8224 Skysail Ave., was arrested Wednesday for allegedly calling in a bomb threat Monday morning that caused the evacuation of LSU’s campus. Bouvay told police that he had planted three bombs on campus, but no bombs were located, authorities have said.
Airport authorities, meanwhile, received a call about a bomb around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Police officials said the airport threat was not connected with the LSU one. No explosives were found at the airport.