By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun
9:41 AM EDT, 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. Officers were dispatched to a residence and encountered Ronald William Smith, 59, who they say admitted to placing the call. Police said that Smith also said that the threat was not true.
Police said they searched the Ferndale residence as well as a purported additional residence at the 100 block of South Calhoun Street in Baltimore, but found no indication of bomb making materials or terrorism.
Smith was charged with false statement of a destructive device, telephone misuse and arson threats, police said.
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