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Baltimore man accused of making bomb threat

Baltimore man accused of making bomb threat
Baltimore man accused of making bomb threat
Posted at 1:50 PM, Mar 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-02 13:50:30-05

Maryland State Police arrested a man for calling in a bomb threat to the Glen Burnie District Courthouse.

Ira Jamal Savage, 21, was also charged with possession and distribution of heroin.

According to police, Savage called the courthouse just after 2 p.m. Thursday, claiming a bomb had been placed in the building. The building was evacuated and thoroughly searched. Nothing was found and the courthouse later reopened.

During the investigation into the phony threat, police learned Savage was dealing heroin near an elementary school in Baltimore's Cherry Hill neighborhood.

Police went to the area and saw Savage and Michael Lamont Smith, 20 with plastic sandwich bags containing heroin capsules. Savage was also holding the phone used to make the call to the courthouse in Glen Burnie.

Investigators also arrested and charged Smith with possession and distribution of heroin.