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    KAMP station damaged by former official

    A student entered KAMP Student Radio Tuesday night, damaged equipment and announced an emergency over the radio broadcast, according to KAMP employees.

    “”I thought it was legitimate, actually, when he first said it,”” said Neema Eshrati, a sophomore majoring in psychology and Near Eastern studies, who was working at the radio station at the time of the incident.

    However, the male student’s statement quickly turned from an emergency regarding drugged Gatorade to talk of a conspiracy regarding former presidential candidate John Kerry and President Bush.

    KAMP Student Radio employees let the student into the station at 10:20 p.m. because they recognized him as a former employee. The student was an engineering director for the radio station last year.

    “”We basically stopped in mid-song and allowed him to speak on air,”” Eshrati said.

    After he vocalized his statement, the student made his way from the recording room to the production room, where he took apart computer equipment.

    Eshrati said he called his managers, who arrived and called police. He also said the student was taken away from the station in handcuffs once police arrived.

    Sgt. Eugene Mejia, University of Arizona Police Department spokesman, said he did not have any additional information on the incident.

    The station’s doors will remain locked at all times for the next week, said Tiffany Tedesco, KAMP general manager.

    “”I just want to make sure that our DJs are protected,”” she said.

    Although the student took apart some computer equipment, the station was not sure about how much monetary damage the student caused.

    “”Right now, everything’s OK, and no one was hurt,”” Tedesco said.

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