05/05/2011 08:02 am ET Updated Jul 05, 2011

LSU Student, Isaac Eslava, Wanted After Allegedly Burning Flag Following Osama Bin Laden's Death

A Louisiana State University student allegedly stole and burnt an American flag that flew over a campus war memorial shortly after President Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden.

Police are still looking for the suspect, Isaac Eslava, who is thought to have fled to Atlanta, Georgia.

The Daily Reveille has more:

Cpt. William Conger, University military science associate professor, said he and three ROTC students discovered the charred remains of the flag at 5:45 a.m. during physical training. They later retired the flag.

The Louisiana and University flags were also cut down, Conger said. The state flag was left unscathed, but the University flag is currently missing, Conger said.


Conger said any relation between the vandalism and bin Laden's death is speculation at this point.

Police have recovered a stolen vehicle which was allegedly used by the student to perpetrate the act and contained clothing, an LSU flag and drug paraphernalia, Fox News reported.

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