Police want to question a suspect in connection with a bomb discovered at Brigham Young University on Tuesday, but the man hasn't been talking.
"We're quite convinced we know where it came from," said Capt. Duane Fraser. The explosive device is similar to three others found in Provo and Orem since January, he said. The bomb's components will be studied at a forensics lab.Fraser said police won't be able to question Jim D. Bowcut, 33, about the bomb found at BYU because he chose to exercise his right to remain silent when he was arrested two months ago in connection with the earlier three bombs.
Bowcut is charged with three counts of placing an infernal machine and four counts of constructing an infernal machine. The charges are second- and third-degree felonies.
A 4th District judge last week deemed Bowcut incompetent to stand trial and ordered him treated at the Utah State Hospital.
A BYU student employee at the Harold B. Lee Library found the latest bomb disguised as a book on a book shelf Tuesday afternoon.