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The New York Sun reports that two college students decided that planting fake bombs in the subway would be a humorous way to blow off some midterm steam. New York City officials are less than amused:
Police have arrested two college students for placing five fake bombs around the city's subway system as a hoax.
Officials said none of the packages – including backpacks, duffel bags, and a plastic tube used to transport documents – contained hazardous material. Robert Barrett, 21, of Angola, N.Y., and Jaime Davis, 21, of Allentown, Pa., were each charged with five counts of placing a false bomb, police said.
Police said the satchels were discovered September 28 between noon and 3 p.m., the day police allege they were planted.
Subway passengers and transit workers reported the bags inside subway cars and various stations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, police sources said. At least one was reported in Penn Station. Filler in the bags, including New York Post newspapers, helped investigators trace them to their owners this week, police sources said.
So they're not exactly master criminals. Apparently they left everything but their names and addresses for police to find. They actually took pictures of their stunt and planned to make it part of an art project.
Its theme? The inability of officials to detect terrorist plots.
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