Manuel Joyner Bell Jr. (Photo: Prince George's County Police Department)
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - A man accused of setting off bottle bombs on six different days at Washington-area movie theaters earlier this year has pleaded guilty to charges in one of the incidents in Maryland.
Manuel Joyner Bell Jr. pleaded guilty Friday to charges stemming from one incident from May, but the 21-year-old still faces additional charges in Virginia and Maryland for similar incidents.
Authorities previously said Joyner Bell confessed to setting off bottle bombs on six occasions at five theaters. The incidents, which took place from March through May, panicked moviegoers and led to evacuations of the theaters but did not cause any serious injuries.
The charges to which Joyner Bell pleaded guilty stemmed from a bottle bombing May 24 at the AMC Magic Johnson Theater in Largo, east of Washington.