Maryland man charged after stealing blasting caps from employer

WASHINGTON COUNTY, MD—A Maryland man has been charged with multiple counts of manufacturing and possessing destructive devices within his home after investigators concluded he had stolen them from his employer. Stephen K. Thompson, 48, was arrested on Monday after Thompson’s estranged wife reported to the Office of the State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad that she found suspicious items in their […]

Hazardous Devices Team conducting investigation in Middle River

UPDATE: Police have determined that the device was not a threat. Original story below… MIDDLE RIVER, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department’s Hazardous Devices Team is conducting an investigation in Middle River. At around 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, officers responded to a location on Middle River Road. Additional details have not yet been provided, but police say Middle […]

Williams, Henn issue statement on Pine Grove Middle School bomb scare

TOWSON, MD—BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl Williams and Board of Education of Baltimore County member Julie Henn have issued a statement on Wednesday’s bomb scare at Pine Grove Middle School. The school was evacuated at just after noon on September 21 after an an improvised explosive device was found inside of a vehicle across the street from the school.  Two individuals […]

Mount Airy man charged after ‘improvised destructive device’ found in vehicle near Carney school

CARNEY, MD—A Mount Airy man has been charged after an “improvised destructive device” was found outside of a Carney school on Tuesday afternoon. Joseph Richard Vickery, 43, of Mount Airy, is facing several charges, including felony possession of explosive material with intent to create destructive device, manufacture of possession of destructive device, and possession of explosive material without a license. […]

Pine Grove Middle School evacuated due to suspicious package

UPDATE 10: BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl Williams and Board of Education of Baltimore County member Julie Henn have issued a statement on this incident. —— UPDATE 9: The two suspects have been identified and charged. —— UPDATE 8: Two suspects have been arrested in connection with this incident. ——— UPDATE 7: BCPS officials say afternoon bus service is being affect […]

FBI offering $50,000 reward for info on DC pipe bomb suspect

WASHINGTON, DC—The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the location, arrest, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the placement of suspected pipe bombs in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. At approximately 1:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, multiple law enforcement agencies received reports of a suspected pipe bomb […]