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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2013
Anne Arundel County Police on Thursday arrested a Ferndale man who they said called 911 and threatened a bomb attack similar to that of Monday's explosions at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and left almost 200 others injured. Police officials said in a release that at approximately 12:38 p.m. on Wednesday a person called 911 and said, "I'm from Boston and I'm going to blow some more stuff up. " The caller then hung up, officials said. The dispatcher began researching calls in the area where the call originated - the 1300 block of Broadview Road, police said.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
Authorities have arrested a second suspect believed to be connected to a series of "bottle bomb" incidents at movie theaters in the Baltimore and Washington metro areas in recent weeks. Michael Sean Hollingsworth, 23, of Takoma Park, was charged Friday with two felony counts of manufacturing and conspiracy to manufacture a destructive device in connection with a May 24th incident at the Magic Johnson Theatres in Largo. He is being held without bail and did not have an attorney listed in court records.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | July 21, 2000
Two-time Howard County sheriff candidate Richmond Laney is being held in lieu of $2 million bond after Howard County police brought 59 additional weapons charges against him yesterday. Laney walked into the Howard County Commissioner's Office smiling and laughing last evening before his bail was set. Escorted by police officers from his cell at the Howard County Detention Center in Jessup, Laney looked straight ahead and did not answer reporters' questions about the origin of weapons found last week in his foreclosed Ellicott City home.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2014
A Glen Burnie man accused of endangering his neighbors by building bombs in his home was indicted Friday by an Anne Arundel County grand jury on additional criminal charges. Todd Dwight Wheeler, 28, faces a list of charges including nine counts of possessing a destructive device, nine counts of manufacturing a destructive device, three counts of possession of materials to make a destructive device, possession of a machine gun for an aggressive purpose, reckless endangerment, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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BY A SUN REPORTER | June 20, 2006
A Prince George's County man who authorities allege was planning an attack on a College Park abortion clinic was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury in Greenbelt on weapon and bomb-manufacturing charges, the Maryland U.S. attorney's office announced. The defendant, Robert F. Weiler, 25, of Forestville surrendered to police June 8 in Western Maryland. Hours later, an explosive that Weiler had left in the closet of a friend's home in Riverdale was detonated by a bomb squad, authorities have said.
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By Ellie Baublitz | June 26, 2007
A Taneytown man was being held at the Carroll County Detention Center on $20,000 bond after being accused of creating and setting off three destructive devices on his neighbor's sidewalk Sunday evening, authorities said yesterday. Taneytown police and Maryland fire marshals responded to a 911 call about 5:40 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of E. Baltimore St., said W. Faron Taylor, deputy state fire marshal. Witnesses told investigators that Thomas Alan Youngman, 30, made the devices and threw them on the sidewalk, authorities said.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
Authorities have arrested a second suspect believed to be connected to a series of "bottle bomb" incidents at movie theaters in the Baltimore and Washington metro areas in recent weeks. Michael Sean Hollingsworth, 23, of Takoma Park, was charged Friday with two felony counts of manufacturing and conspiracy to manufacture a destructive device in connection with a May 24th incident at the Magic Johnson Theatres in Largo. He is being held without bail and did not have an attorney listed in court records.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2014
A Glen Burnie man accused of endangering his neighbors by building bombs in his home was indicted Friday by an Anne Arundel County grand jury on additional criminal charges. Todd Dwight Wheeler, 28, faces a list of charges including nine counts of possessing a destructive device, nine counts of manufacturing a destructive device, three counts of possession of materials to make a destructive device, possession of a machine gun for an aggressive purpose, reckless endangerment, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 10, 1999
Howard County police charged a Columbia man yesterday with making a false bomb threat last week that targeted the George Howard Building in Ellicott City.Police said a man called them at 9: 45 a.m. Feb. 1, saying there were "several bombs" under the county government building. Officials traced the call to a home on Jason Lane in Wilde Lake. When police arrived, a man there said he had more bombs, prompting a three-hour blockade, police said.The man eventually surrendered peacefully, and he was taken to a mental health facility.
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By JUSTIN FENTON | October 13, 2005
A 21-year-old Cecil County man has been arrested and charged with constructing a "soda bottle bomb," the contents of which were ingested by a 17-month-old child who was hospitalized in critical condition. State fire marshals said two explosive devices were constructed from soda bottles and detonated in Rising Sun. One was left in a field near the victim's home. Four days later, on Oct. 4, Breckin Lawrence Allgood was playing outdoors under the supervision of a relative when he found the remains of the device and ingested them.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2013
Anne Arundel County Police on Thursday arrested a Ferndale man who they said called 911 and threatened a bomb attack similar to that of Monday's explosions at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and left almost 200 others injured. Police officials said in a release that at approximately 12:38 p.m. on Wednesday a person called 911 and said, "I'm from Boston and I'm going to blow some more stuff up. " The caller then hung up, officials said. The dispatcher began researching calls in the area where the call originated - the 1300 block of Broadview Road, police said.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2011
A man with a history of railing at political figures of all ideological stripes has been charged with leaving a fake "destructive device" — a toilet equipped with electric gadgets that police feared was a bomb — outside a former courthouse in Towson. Duane G. Davis, 51, was being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear in court March 4. The discovery of the toilet Monday morning outside the former courthouse — which houses the County Council chambers and administrative offices — prompted a shutdown of surrounding streets and the attentions of a bomb disposal squad.
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February 27, 2008
Arundel student faces charges in explosion An Anne Arundel County high school student faces felony charges that he detonated a homemade explosive device in the parking lot of his school, authorities said yesterday. The 16-year-old boy apparently tossed a "Drano bomb" into the bed of a fellow student's pickup truck outside Old Mill High School in Millersville about 9:10 a.m. The device was made in part from a water bottle filled with a liquid toilet declogger, said county schools spokesman Bob Mosier.
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By Ellie Baublitz | June 26, 2007
A Taneytown man was being held at the Carroll County Detention Center on $20,000 bond after being accused of creating and setting off three destructive devices on his neighbor's sidewalk Sunday evening, authorities said yesterday. Taneytown police and Maryland fire marshals responded to a 911 call about 5:40 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of E. Baltimore St., said W. Faron Taylor, deputy state fire marshal. Witnesses told investigators that Thomas Alan Youngman, 30, made the devices and threw them on the sidewalk, authorities said.
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BY A SUN REPORTER | June 20, 2006
A Prince George's County man who authorities allege was planning an attack on a College Park abortion clinic was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury in Greenbelt on weapon and bomb-manufacturing charges, the Maryland U.S. attorney's office announced. The defendant, Robert F. Weiler, 25, of Forestville surrendered to police June 8 in Western Maryland. Hours later, an explosive that Weiler had left in the closet of a friend's home in Riverdale was detonated by a bomb squad, authorities have said.
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By JUSTIN FENTON | October 13, 2005
A 21-year-old Cecil County man has been arrested and charged with constructing a "soda bottle bomb," the contents of which were ingested by a 17-month-old child who was hospitalized in critical condition. State fire marshals said two explosive devices were constructed from soda bottles and detonated in Rising Sun. One was left in a field near the victim's home. Four days later, on Oct. 4, Breckin Lawrence Allgood was playing outdoors under the supervision of a relative when he found the remains of the device and ingested them.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | August 9, 2002
Four teen-agers were charged yesterday in a string of mailbox bombs discovered early this week in Dundalk. More charges and arrests are expected as Baltimore County police investigate and residents continue to report mailboxes that were blown up by the homemade explosives, said Sgt. Vickie Warehime, a department spokeswoman. Robert Charles Preisendorfer, 19, of the 8200 block of Peach Orchard Road and two boys, both 17, were charged with four counts of using a destructive device. They were arrested late Wednesday.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 2, 1999
A Harford County man was arrested early yesterday after his van ran off Interstate 95 and state police called to the scene found guns, ammunition and a suspected explosive device.Police said they responded to a call about 5 a.m. from a passing motorist, who reported that the van was stuck in a ditch off the north lanes of I-95, about two miles north of White Marsh Boulevard.Police said they smelled a strong odor of alcohol on the driver, and as he stepped out of the van, they saw loaded firearm magazines in his pocket.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | August 9, 2002
Four teen-agers were charged yesterday in a string of mailbox bombs discovered early this week in Dundalk. More charges and arrests are expected as Baltimore County police investigate and residents continue to report mailboxes that were blown up by the homemade explosives, said Sgt. Vickie Warehime, a department spokeswoman. Robert Charles Preisendorfer, 19, of the 8200 block of Peach Orchard Road and two boys, both 17, were charged with four counts of using a destructive device. They were arrested late Wednesday.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | July 21, 2000
Two-time Howard County sheriff's candidate Richmond Laney is being held in lieu of $2 million bond after Howard County police brought 59 additional weapons charges against him yesterday. Laney walked into the Howard County Commissioner's Office smiling and laughing last evening before his bail was set. Escorted by police officers from his cell at the Howard County Detention Center in Jessup, Laney looked straight ahead and did not answer reporters' questions about the origin of the weapons found last week in his foreclosed Ellicott City home.
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