An MIT student wearing a circuit board that Logan Airport's security thought was a bomb was arrested at gunpoint today.
Star Simpson, 19, was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and approached an airport employee in Terminal C at 8 a.m. to inquire about an incoming flight from Oakland, according to Major Scott Pare of the State Police. She was holding a lump of what looked like putty in her hands. The employee asked about the plastic circuit board on her chest, and Simpson walked away without responding, Pare said.
The student's explanation actually makes sense: according to news reports, she claimed she was on her way to a "career day" (she's a computer science student) and wanted to be noticed, she then said it was art. Well, she got noticed, for sure.