Former staffer arrested for threatening student station


A recent graduate of Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts has been charged with making “terroristic threats” to the campus radio station, WBIM-FM, where he used to be a staffer. The building housing the station was evacuated Monday evening (9/26) after the repeated threatening phone calls.

According to the campus newspaper, The Comment, police were notified when a caller requested a song by the band Rufio and threatened to “come in with a gun and shoot the place up” if it was not played. By the fifth time the man called police were in the studio and were able to trace the call to the cell phone of Alex Finnegan. He had graduated from BSU in May and had worked at WBIM as a student.

Police obtained a warrant and arrested Finnegan at his home in South Easton, MA. According to the Enterprise News in Brockton, MA, Finnegan made a written statement to police that the threats were “completely a joke” and that he was sorry to have scared anyone.

Finnegan is now facing one felony charge and one misdemeanor charge. He was being held in jail in lieu of bail after being arraigned on Thursday (9/29).