Bomb hoax suspect ‘declared incompetent’

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The woman believed to be responsible for a bomb threat that closed down Martha's Vineyard Airport has been declared incompetent in another case. - Rich Saltzberg

An East Boston resident, Julie Tejeda, who is a suspect in a bomb threat to Martha’s Vineyard Airport and who allegedly stabbed a Boston EMT the next day, was “deemed to be incompetent” and will be held for evaluation, according to West Tisbury Police Chief Matt Mincone, incident commander on July 9, when the airport was closed for three hours while police conducted a search. 

Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Renee Nadeau Algarin confirmed the court’s finding.

“Tejeda was declared incompetent during her appearance in Boston Municipal Court on Friday,” she wrote in an email. “She will remain held without bail until her next court date on March 4, 2020.” 

Martha’s Vineyard deputy airport director Geoff Freeman declined to comment on the case, but said airport officials are monitoring her case. 

Tejeda is also a possible suspect in bomb threats called in to other airports. 

In an email to The Times, Boston U.S. District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Kristina Mastropasqua wrote that she could “neither confirm nor deny any investigation” into Tejeda.