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Harvard student due in court on bomb hoax charge

BOSTON — A Harvard University student prosecutors say made bomb threats to try to get out of a final exam is making an initial appearance in federal court.

The U.S. Attorney's office in Boston filed a criminal complaint Tuesday against Eldo Kim, alleging he sent hoax emails saying bombs were in four buildings on the Cambridge, Mass., campus. The emails came minutes before he was to take a final exam in one of the buildings.

The threats led to the evacuations of the buildings on Monday, shutting them down for hours before investigators determined there were no explosives.

Kim is due in court Wednesday. It's not known who is representing him.

Harvard said it was "saddened" by the allegations in the federal complaint but would have no further comment on the investigation.

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