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Hawaii man accused of emailing bomb threats to Ivy League schools, government buildings

FILE - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation seal is seen outside the FBI building in...
FILE - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation seal is seen outside the FBI building in Washington, D.C.(Source: Associated Press)
Published: May. 24, 2022 at 3:47 PM HST|Updated: May. 24, 2022 at 4:16 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 63-year-old Waipahu man accused of making false threats of an explosive appeared in court on Tuesday.

Earlier this month, Bryan Brandenburg allegedly emailed bomb threats to the Utah State Capitol, a San Diego Court House, the Salt Lake City courthouse and every Ivy League school, according to court documents.

Officials also said Brandenburg had pending divorce proceedings in Utah at the time.

“This arrest confirms the FBI’s commitment in investigating threats of violence by means of an explosive to the fullest extend of the law,” said FBI special Agent, Steven Merill. “Whether you threaten someone in Hawaii or elsewhere, the FBI will do what ever is necessary to protect the public to ensure their safety.”

If convicted, Brandenburg faces 10 years in prison.

This story will be updated.

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