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Threat called into store Monday morning, officials say
TEWKSBURY, Mass. —A Walmart in Tewksbury has been evacuated because of a bomb threat.
Tewksbury Fire Chief Michael Hazel said the threat was called into the store Monday morning. As a precaution, the store was evacuated.
Investigators are interviewing the person who answered the call and store employees.
NewsCenter 5 and WCVB.com will have more information when it becomes available.
Eldo Kim, 20, accused of emailing threats
Federal authorities say Eldo Kim emailed several bomb threats to offices associated with Harvard University, including the Harvard University Police Department and the Harvard Crimson, the student-run daily newspaper.
A criminal complaint says on Monday, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Harvard University Police Department, two officials of Harvard University and the president of the Harvard Crimson received identical email messages bearing a subject line that read “bombs placed around campus.”
The complaint quotes the email messages stating: “shrapnel bombs placed in science center, sever hall, emerson hall, thayer hall, 2/4. guess correctly. be quick for they will go off soon.”
Dozens of law enforcement officers were dispatched in response to the threat and each of the buildings named in the threat was immediately evacuated.
After spending several hours searching the buildings, it was determined that no explosive devices had been placed in any of the four buildings.
Kim was interviewed Wednesday night at his Harvard dorm. He told the FBI he sent the emails to “five or six Harvard University email addresses” that he picked at random from the university’s web page.
Kim told investigators he was motivated by a desire to avoid a final exam scheduled to be held Monday morning.
He told investigators he was scheduled to take a final exam in Emerson Hall at 9 a.m. According to the criminal complaint, when he heard the fire alarm, he knew his plan had worked.
Kim will have an initial appearance in U.S. District Court on Wednesday.