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Hagerstown man charged with threatening to blow up Wal-Mart

February 23, 2005

A 72-year-old Hagerstown man was charged with threatening to blow up Wal-Mart on Garland Groh Boulevard Monday night, the Hagerstown Police Department said in a news release.

Police said James Harley Grant, 72, of Hagerstown, was charged with making a threat of arson. He appeared before a Washington County District Court Commissioner and was released on personal recognizance.

Police said a man walked up to a Wal-Mart employee at about 11:30 p.m. Monday and told her he was going to "blow up the place." When the employee asked the man some questions, he said he was "going to blow up the store," police alleged.

When Grant walked into the store, the store management began to evacuate the building, police said.

When officers arrived, Grant was sitting alone on a bench at the front of the store. After a brief conversation, Grant was taken into custody without incident. No explosive devices were found, police said.

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The Hagerstown Fire Department and Community Rescue Service responded to the incident, police said.

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