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College Threat Hearing Delayed

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A hearing to determine whether a woman charged with falsely threatening to carry out a suicidal mass shooting and bombing at Gateway Community College in New Haven should be released from prison has been postponed.

The hearing had been planned Friday in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport for Amanda Bowden, who has been detained since her arrest. It has not been rescheduled.

The U.S. attorney’s office said 19-year-old Amanda C. Bowden of East Haven was charged with one count of false information and hoaxes.

A telephone message was left with a public defender.

Prosecutors say Bowden made the threats in texts and conversations with an undercover law enforcement agent. They say Bowden claimed to possess firearms and to have constructed at least two napalm-based bombs at her residence, but nothing was found at her house.

 

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