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MIT Student With 'Hoax Device' Arrested at Airport

First came January’s “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” faux bomb scare, and now this Boston-area “hoax device” news: MIT sophomore Star Simpson was arrested at gunpoint at Logan airport on Friday for wearing a computer circuit board and wiring on her black sweatshirt, with “Socket To Me” written on the back. Oops.


wbztv.com:

She was arraigned at East Boston District Court Friday afternoon and ordered held on $750 bail. The judge also ordered her to stay away from Logan Airport.

“I’m shocked and appalled that somebody would wear this type of device to an airport,” [State Police Maj. Scott] Pare said.

Simpson was “extremely lucky she followed the instructions or deadly force would have been used,” Pare said. “She’s lucky to be in a cell as opposed to the morgue.”

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