Ex-Northeastern University Employee Convicted for Faking Campus Explosion and Misleading Federal Authorities

Boston, MA — A former Northeastern University employee was found guilty by a jury on Friday for orchestrating a false explosion alert and providing misleading statements to federal law enforcement in 2022. These actions triggered widespread campus panic and necessitated a significant emergency response including the evacuation of buildings and a thorough scan for explosives. Jason Duhaime, who was serving as the director of the university’s Immersive Media Lab at the time, had reported receiving …

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Ex-Northeastern University Lab Manager Found Guilty in Campus Hoax Bomb Scheme

Boston, MA – A former laboratory manager at Northeastern University was found guilty of orchestrating a fake explosion on the school’s Boston campus, subsequently misleading federal authorities about the incident. The conviction raises serious concerns about the implications and costs of such hoaxes, which trigger extensive security responses and spread unnecessary fear among communities. Jason Duhaime, 46, of San Antonio, Texas, faced charges after federal jurors deliberated his case last Friday. Duhaime could now see …

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