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Worker for a Worcester Polytechnic Institute Food Service Vendor Arrested on Bomb Threat Charge

The suspect allegedly told people she planned to set off bombs int he college

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    Police have arrested a woman working for a Worcester Polytechnic Institute food service vendor on bomb charges.

    According to Mass Live the woman, Heather Lyons, age 23, of 14 Longmeadow Ave., was arrested on a charge of bomb/hijack threat with serious public alarm.

    Lyons allegedly told people she planned to set off bombs in the college and randomly shoot people.

    Mass Live reports she told investigators "she would also use a sawed-off shotgun to kill a chef at the college then 'shoot and kill people at random.'"

    She was arraigned in Worcester Central District Court on Thursday and held without bail.

    She will return to court on Monday for a dangerousness hearing.

    Lyons will also undergo a mental health evaluation to see if she is fit to stand trial.

    On August 11, police were called to a city hospital and were told Lyons, an employee of Chartwells Food Service, a vendor for WPI was being evaluated by mental health staff after she made threats against the college.

    Lyons had been seeing a therapist and told her there was an incident at the college that upset her.

    The therapist also learned, according to Mass Live, that Lyons wrote down that she wanted to hurt people and blow them up in a journal.

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