Police: Former College Professor threatens to blow up Liberty Bell

January 27, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A former professor at Arizona State University is in custody tonight for threatening to blow up the iconic Liberty Bell.

Police say 41-year-old Carlos Balsas claimed to have explosives as he walked through the security check into the historic site of the bell in Philadelphia Saturday.

A bomb squad responded after two black backpacks were found nearby, but they did not find any explosive materials.

Balsas is facing multiple charges, including making terrorist threats and bomb threats.