Cumberland man accused of making bomb threat against Social Services


CUMBERLAND — A 49-year-old city man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly made a telephoned bomb threat to an employee of the Department of Social Services, according to Cumberland Police.

The victim employee reportedly told police an unknown male caller said he was upset over child support payments being deducted from his income, that "there was hell to pay" and he was coming to the Frederick Street location to "blow them all up."

Police were able to quickly identify the caller's telephone number, leading to identification of the suspect, Jerry Wayne Morgan, 49, of Cumberland.

Officers made contact with Morgan at a Baker Street location, and Morgan reportedly admitted to making the threatening call.

Morgan charged with threatening to explode a destructive device in a structure and threatening to commit a crime of violence.

Following a bond hearing, Morgan was granted pre-trial release after posting an unsecured bond of $25,000 set by a district court commissioner.

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