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Suspect Arrested in Bomb Scare that Closed UL Campus

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Devin Haywood

Devin Haywood

LAFAYETTE, La. (KATC) – Police in Lafayette say a 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a July 16 bomb threat that closed the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

At a news conference Tuesday, Lafayette police and FBI agents identified the suspect as Devin Haywood of Lafayette.

Police Sgt. Randal Leger says Haywood also was booked with trying to rob a bank before it opened the day of the bomb threat. Authorities say more arrests are possible.

Investigators say a man had called KATC-TV and police, saying a bomb was in a trash can at a park next to the university.

Police say a package found in the can turned out to be a fake bomb.

The university canceled classes for about 5,500 students while investigators from several agencies searched the park and campus.