(Updated) Harvard student Eldo Kim in federal court for bomb scare

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Harvard student Eldo Kim leaves federal court in South Boston after his initial appearance on charges of making hoax bomb threats on the Cambridge campus.
Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro

A Harvard undergraduate student who allegedly emailed bomb threats to university officials earlier this week to avoid a final exam is feeling “very remorseful,” his attorney said.

Eldo Kim, 20, was released on $100,000 bond, ordered to keep off the Cambridge campus and must stay with his sister and uncle, a federal judge ordered on Wednesday.

Dressed in black Harvard sweatpants, Kim walked out of the courthouse Wednesday evening. He covered his face and didn’t answer questions.

Kim’s uncle and sister were also in court and did not comment to reporters.

His attorney and public defender, Ian Gold, said Kim is feeling “very remorseful,” but would not comment on whether Kim denies the charges.

Gold also said that Kim has been a citizen of the United States since he was 12 and renounced his citizenship to South Korea. Gold said Kim had plans to visit his family after final exams, but as part of his release, Kim cannot travel outside of the state.

After Magistrate Judge Judith Dean read Kim his rights, she asked him if he understood them.

“Yes, your honor,” said Kim. He kept his head down as his defense lawyers talked to him and flipped through a couple of pages of the federal complaint against him.

Kim allegedly emailed a bomb threat to several people at Harvard on Monday, prompting the evacuation of four buildings and a massive emergency response. According to court documents, Kim allegedly told investigators that he did it to get out of taking a final exam.

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