Boston College has suspended a professor who was arrested and charged in Canada after he allegedly threatened to bomb mining properties during a geological research trip with students to a remote part of northern Canada, according to The Boston Globe. The professor, Dominic Papineau, was suspended pending the outcome of a criminal investigation. The authorities in Quebec said Mr. Papineau also faces charges of carrying a hunting rifle without the correct permits and possessing a small amount of marijuana. A spokesman for the province’s public prosecution office said Mr. Papineau was among a group protesting a government-led development project in the region. The professor called the charges “totally bogus” in an interview with the Globe, and said they were the result of someone misinterpreting a joke that he had made.