Friday, July 27, 2012

(Update) Police Avert Terror Threat


Update: The subject has been admitted to Anne Arundel Medical Center, after doctor evaluation.
He could be there for one week. Charges are still pending.

On Wednesday, July 25th, at approximately 1 p.m., Prince George’s County Police officers responded to the 9100 block of East Hampton Boulevard in Capitol Heights, Maryland, for a report of a threat complaint in the workplace. Officers made contact with a supervisor who advised he had called his employee about a job-related matter. Both worked as federal subcontractors for Pitney Bowes Inc. At one point, the employee repeatedly stated “I am the Joker! I’m gonna load my guns and blow everybody up!” He threatened to shoot everyone in the building. The employee was in the process of being fired when he made these statements.

On Thursday night, Prince George’s County detectives applied for and obtained an emergency psychological evaluation for the employee. Officers also obtained a search warrant for the man’s residence in the 1600 block of Parkridge Circle in Crofton, Maryland. Today, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Prince George’s County detectives, ATF special agents, and members of the Anne Arundel County Special Operations Division responded to the address to execute the search warrant. Anne Arundel County authorities escorted the man to a local hospital where, as of 5 p.m. Friday, he remains under a doctor's care. The ATF recovered 25 firearms from his home including semi-automatic rifles and pistols and several thousand rounds of ammunition.

At this time, state and possibly federal charges are under review.

The Prince George's County Police Department has nearly 1700 sworn officers, and total staffing of nearly 2100. The County's population is approximately one million people.  The Department patrols 500 square miles and borders the District of Columbia. We are the 28th largest department in the U.S.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Excellent police work! Thank you for your service to this state.

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