Bangor police arrest man in bomb threat

Randy Berry
Randy Berry
Posted Feb. 21, 2012, at 8:33 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 21, 2012, at 10 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A local man used a taxicab to get to the Penobscot Community Health Care facility on Union Street on Thursday and then called police saying he had a bomb, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Tuesday.

“There was a report that someone in the parking lot had a bomb” around 4 p.m., the sergeant said. “They locked down the building but could not locate the suspect.”

Police then called the local cab companies to see whether anyone had dropped off or picked up anyone from the location and found one who had Randy Berry, 61, in the back seat.

The cabdriver offered to return Berry to the Penobscot Community Health Care facility but police told him to head to the police station, which is where Berry was arrested.

He was charged with felony terrorizing as well as making a false public report, Edwards said. Berry could face a penalty of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000, if convicted of the felony terrorizing charge.

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