WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Purdue students are protesting a fellow student's arrest onpreliminary charges of terroristic mischief.
A group of students held up signs and passed out flyers in hopesthat Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Pat Harrington will drop chargesagainst Roy Sun.
Sun was arrested last Thursday, after a package described in aPurdue news release as "suspicious" was found at the VisitorInformation Center. The building was evacuated while the boxwas examined. The box was found to contain a wheel lock, parkingticket and $20.
Protest organizer Wesley Allen said even though he doesn't knowSun personally, he believes Sun was not trying to cause harm toanyone.
"I'm just here because I figured these charges or accusationsare ridiculous. And if something like that happened to me Iwould hope that somebody would come out and protest that as well,"said Allen.
Police said terroristic mischief is when a person knowingly orintentionally places a device with the intent to cause a reasonableperson to believe that it is a weapon of mass destruction.
Sun could face up to 8 years in prison if he's found guilty ofthe crime.
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