East Boston woman suspect in Vineyard bomb scare

The State Police and bomb-sniffing dog head back to the helicopter after the threat was cleared Tuesday. — Gabrielle Mannino

Julie Tejeda, a 31-year-old East Boston woman, is being investigated for a number of bomb threats made to American airports on Tuesday, July 9, including Martha’s Vineyard Airport

The threat on Martha’s Vineyard closed the airport to traffic for 3½ hours, and was only cleared after a bomb-sniffing dog was brought to the Island by State Police helicopter. 

A joint terrorism task force spoke with Tejeda Tuesday and siezed her phone, according to a release from the Massachusetts State Police. As multiple outlets have reported, Tejeda was arrested Wednesday and charged Thursday with stabbing a Boston EMT. Investigators have determined Tejeda has no past criminal record and “exhibited no terroristic intentions,” and noted she has been cooperative. 

West Tisbury Police Chief Matt Mincone told The Times Thursday that his department has been kept abreast of the case, but he declined to offer any further detail beyond what the State Police release provided, due to the ongoing nature of the investigation.