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Written by Kye Parsons

Salisbury Man Arrested for Bomb Threats

George M. Collins George M. Collins

HEBRON, Md.- The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Salisbury man accused of leaving suspicious packages at a bank and a post office during two separate incidents. 

Thirty-eight-year-old George M. Collins is charged with two counts of placing a phony destructive device, two counts of disturbance of the peace and two counts of littering. He is being held in the Wicomico County Detention Center in lieu of $500,000 bond.

Police say Collins' arrest came as the result of an investigation into two incidents that occurred Monday and Tuesday.

In Tuesday's incident, at around 9 a.m. employees of the Hebron Savings Bank in Hebron notified the Sheriff's Office about a suspicious package left in the bank's drive-thru teller lane. When deputies arrived, they located an old chest with suspicious writing on it.

This find came on the heel of another suspicious package found the previous day in front of the Mardela Springs Post Office. That package was also left with suspicious writing on the exterior that investigators believed were meant to be intimidating. Police say both packages were treated as if they may have contained some sort of improvised explosive device.

Police say Collins was determined to be the individual responsible for leaving behind both packages.

During Tuesday's incident, the bank, the Hebron Town Hall and a grocery store were evacuated as a precautionary measure. After the package was detonated by a bomb squad, it was determined not to be a threat.

Shortly after the Hebron package was discovered, deputies took Collins into custody. The Sheriff's Office received assistance from Maryland State Police and the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office with this investigation.

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