Bogus bomb threats at top US universities like Cornell, Yale, and MIT ‘made by jilted creep trying to woo love interest’

THE fake bomb threats targeting top universities in the US were allegedly part of a scheme by a “jilted creep” trying to harass a woman.

Bomb threats on November 7 caused mass evacuations at Cornell, Columbia, and Brown universities leading to fear and confusion. 

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Fake bomb threats have targeted top schools in the US[/caption]
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Students, staff, and faculty had to be evacuated as law enforcement had to investigate[/caption]

Similar threats were reported on Thursday at New York University, University of Southern California, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and other schools.

The threats cause more evacuations as law enforcement investigated the threats.

A series of recently-made Twitter accounts threatened to report bomb threats at more schools if a woman didn’t contact him. 

“This guy won’t leave me alone,” said the woman, who goes by Jia online, tweeted before deleting her account last weekend. 

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Jia said she tried to negotiate with the person behind the Twitter accounts to stop the threats but “he refuses to unless I date him.”

A tweet sent to Columbia University’s official account threatened the school with “40 IED explosives” on the campus, claiming that they were armed with AR-15’s and Glock 10 pistols—which don’t exist.

All of the threats turned out to be hoaxes with no explosives devices found. However, a suspect hasn’t been named by police.

The user who tweeted the threats tagged Jia’s account in them, saying that she was their accomplice, and also used her name on the account.

Before deleting her Twitter, the real Jia tried to clear the air.

“Hello. I’m the person who was tagged in the post the bomb threat was made,” she wrote. “The guy behind the [the fake Jia] account was impersonating as me and has been trying to impersonate as me as of recently to get my attention.”

Jia claims the fake is a “sicko” named Ryan who “fell in love with her” after they met online.

She said that she has been sending any information to the FBI. “This Giuliani has nothing to do with me.”

Until police name a suspect, it’s unknown if the bomb threats are from the same person or if they’re copycats.

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Threats were reported at Cornell, Brown, and Columbia among other places[/caption]
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It’s believed that man trying to woo a girl named ‘Jia’ may have called in the bomb threats[/caption]

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