A palm tree was set on fire outside a life sciences building and two homemade firebombs were also discovered on campus. Two hours later two letters threatening “trouble” at graduation turned up.
Audley Yung, 22, was arrested in connection with a homemade firebomb and threatening letters found at UC Riverside. (CBS2)
A former student at UC-Riverside was arrested on Saturday in connection with a bomb and threatening letter left on campus.
The Fresno Bee reported:
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A former student at the University of California, Riverside was arrested Saturday in connection with a homemade firebomb and a pair of threatening letters found on campus that forced the cancellation of exams and a graduation ceremony, authorities said.
Audley Yung, 22, of Richmond, Calif. was arrested at about 2 p.m. on suspicion of possession of a destructive device, arson, and making terrorist threats, campus police said in a statement. His bail was set at $25,000.
Final exams and the graduation ceremony for the school of business administration were scrapped Friday after groundskeepers found two plastic bottles that possibly contained flammable liquid near a burning palm tree outside the Life Sciences building early in the morning, authorities said.
Another suspicious device was found hidden in a planter near that building three hours later, and two threatening letters were received in the afternoon.
Yung attended UC Riverside in 2002 and 2003, and took summer session classes as recently as 2006, authorities said.