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Boston College Professor Allegedly Threatened to Bomb Ore Mines

The professor faces charges in Canada, where he went on a geological research trip with several students.

A assistant professor is facing charges out of Canada that he allegedly made threats to bomb ore mines while on a research trip.

According to a report in the Boston Globe, Dominic Papineau, 35, was arrested while on a geological research trip with five students in Labrador, Canada. He has been suspended by the school pending the outcome of the criminal proceedings in Canada. 

Read the full Boston Globe report for more details. 

The assistant professor was arrested on July 3 and appeared in court on July 4. Quebec Provincial Police spokesman Rene Verret told the Globe that Papineau was part of a group protesting a government project that aims to invest billions of dollars in developing the remote area, and that he threatened to bomb or damage mines in Northern Quebec.

Papineau, a native of Montreal, also faces charges of possessing a hunting rifle without proper permits (which Papineau said was not loaded) as well as possessing a small amount of marijuana, the Globe reported. 

Papineau, who has no prior criminal record in Canada, is is due back in court on Sept. 5. 

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