Friday, November 30, 2007
Thorarinn Ingi Jonsson, a 24 year old OCAD student, turned himself in to police last night and has been charged with nuisance and mischief after leaving what appeared to be a pipe bomb at the Royal Ontario Museum. Jonsson left the 'sculpture' outside the glass covered lobby and placed a call to the ROM switchboard, reportedly saying "There is not a bomb by the entrance of the museum."
He then presented the project to his classmates and professor, and posted cell-phone footage on Youtube.
A scheduled black-tie fundraiser to benefit AIDS research was cancelled, costing the organization upwards of $100 000, a third of it's annual revenues.
OCAD has suspended Jonsson, as well as two faculty members.