BOSTON A woman who walked into Logan International Airport allegedly wearing a fake bomb strapped to chest was arrested at gunpoint Friday, officials said.
Star Simpson, 19, had a computer circuit board, wiring and a putty that later turned out to be Play-Doh in plain view over a black hooded sweatshirt she was wearing, said State Police Maj. Scott Pare, the commanding officer at the airport.
"She's extremely lucky she followed the instructions or deadly force would have been used," Pare told The Associated Press. "And she's lucky to be in a cell as opposed to the morgue."
Simpson is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology sophomore from Hawaii, officials said.
I thought MIT students were supposed to be intelligent. Somehow this nutjob fooled the admissions department. From her MIT profile:
In a word: Star.
In a sentence, I'm an inventor, artist, engineer, and student, I love to build things and I love crazy ideas.
I lived for a long time in Hawaii, while traveling the world and saving the planet from evil villains with my delivered-just-in-time gadgets.
With a name like "Star Simpson", her parents didn't give her much of a chance...