Crocheron man arrested after reportedly threatening to blow-up government building

CAMBRIDGE, Md. – A Maryland man is being held without bond in Dorchester County, facing charges of making a threat of mass violence, following a confrontation at the Dorchester County Planning and Zoning Office.

According to the report, 65-year-old Douglas William Abbott became irate while he was at the office on Friday, June 28 and made threatening remarks about “Blowing the Place Up” to Planning and Zoning employees. The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident on Monday, July 1st and concluded there was enough evidence to arrest Abbott and charge him with disorderly conduct in addition to the charge of making a threat of mass violence.

No explosive devices were found during the investigation and no evacuations were reported at the Dorchester County Planning and Zoning Office.

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