Resident advisor arrested in connection to bomb threats at WSU’s Stimson Hall

From KHQ NBC, Pullman: 

The Washington State University Police Department arrested and booked an 18-year-old sophomore in connection to recent bomb threats at Stimson Hall. 

WSU Police arrested 18-year-old Jose Andres Tecuatl on three counts of alleged Threatening to Bomb and three counts of alleged Felony Harassment. Tecuatl was taken into custody Monday night. Police say he was working as a resident advisor in Stimson Hall. 

While investigating, officers developed probably cause to search Tecuatl’s room and seized evidence during the execution of a search warrant that included his computer. During a search of Tecuatl’s computer, evidence was found that connected him to the events at Stimson Hall. 

Police say they did not find any evidence to indicate Tecuatl had the ability to carry out his threats. 

More to come. 

Update from Spokesman Review

Washington State University Police have arrested a WSU student for allegedly making repeated bomb threats at Stimson Hall.

Jose A. Tecuatl, 18, is a sophomore at WSU and was a resident adviser in Stimson Hall, according to a WSU news release.

Police searched Tecuatl’s room and computer during their investigation. Evidence was found on the computer that linked Tecuatl to the bomb threats, the college said. There is reportedly no indication that Tecautl had the ability to carry out his threats.

A bomb threat and swastikas were found on the walls of Stimson Hall on Aug. 21, prompting a late night evacuation of the residence hall. Stimson Hall was also evacuated around 1 a.m. Thursday after a threat was found scrawled on a white board and again shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday after another threat was found. Nothing was found in any of the searches of the building.

WSU spokesman Phil Weiler said Tecautl was the person who “discovered” and called in all three threats. “That’s why he became a suspect,” Weiler said.

Tecautl was arrested at Stimson Hall around 10 p.m. Monday and has been booked into the Whitman County Jail on three counts of threatening to bomb and three counts of felony harassment. According to the Whitman County Jail roster he is being held without bail.