Stimson Hall resident adviser arrested in connection to bomb threats


RYAN PUGH | The Daily Evergreen

A WSU police car parked outside Stimson Hall, which was evacuated and cordoned off following the second bomb threat to the building in three days.

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen assistant news editor

WSU Police arrested Stimson Hall Resident Adviser Jose Tecuatl at 10 p.m. Monday for three counts of alleged threatening to bomb and three counts of alleged felony harassment in relation to the two bomb threats made against Stimson Hall last week.

Investigating officers discovered Tecuatl was connected to the bomb threats after a computer was seized in the initial search and an additional search warrant was granted, allowing for a forensic examination of the computer and its contents that tied back to the 18-year-old sophomore. The WSU News release did not mention swastikas etched into the wall of Stimson Hall.

There was no evidence to indicate that Tecuatl had the ability to carry out the alleged threats, according to a WSU Police Department news release.

This story is being updated regularly.

Reporting by Jessica Zhou