Bomb squads respond to scares at schools, day care

February 12, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Baltimore city and county bomb squads responded yesterday to two bomb scares in the city and one in Owings Mills.

In one of the Baltimore incidents a 14-year-old boy was arrested, city police said.

About 1 p.m., a woman called the Child Time Children's Center in Owings Mills and told officials that a bomb would explode at 3 p.m., county police said.

County firefighters, police and a bomb-sniffing dog searched the building, located in Painters Mill Executive Office Park in the first block of Painters Mill Road, but found nothing.

Children were evacuated to a nearby community college classroom, county police said.

At Patterson High School in Southeast Baltimore, a suspicious package was discovered about 11 a.m., police said.

City and school police and agents of the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms blew up the package -- which turned out to be a fake bomb -- in the school's parking lot about 1 p.m. The school was not evacuated.

Last night, a ninth-grader was charged as a juvenile with possessing a hoax explosive device, police said.

About 8 a.m., an instructor at Loyola College in North Baltimore reported receiving a suspicious package. Police bomb-squad members examined the package and determined it was harmless.

Pub Date: 2/12/97

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