Cambridge man charged with threat of mass violence against Cambridge Police

Matthew Russell Collins, of Church Creek Road, Cambridge, Md.

A Cambridge man is facing charges, after Police say he threatened a local police force, via text message.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office says on Tuesday, a Deputy, who is retired from the Cambridge Police Department, got a text from Matthew Collins. Officials say that text message implied Collin’s intention to attack the Cambridge Police Headquarters building, and kill a member of the administrative staff.

Investigators say they looked into the threat, and with help from the Dorchester County State’s Attorney’s Office and members of the Cambridge Police Department, decided that the threat was credible. A Detective with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, consulted with Dorchester County State’s Attorney William Jones, and got charges for making a threat of mass violence and second degree assault, out of the Dorchester County District Court.

Investigators say they were then able to arrest Collins, without incident, around 2:20 PM, and take him to the the Dorchester county Sheriff’s Office for processing. He was then charged, and ordered to be held on a $125,000 bond.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office says they were assisted by the Dorchester County States Attorney’s Office, Cambridge Police Department, Maryland State Police and the United States Marshal’s Office.

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