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Police: Woman hacked ex's email, sent bomb threat to Harford Community College

Posted at 12:04 PM, Jan 05, 2020

BEL AIR, Md. (WMAR) — A woman is in custody after allegedly hacking her ex's email account and threatening to bomb Harford Community College.

Amara Mallory Leonard, 22, of Fairfax, Virginia is charged with making a threat of mass violence, threat of arson, making a false statement, and disturbing school operations.

The threat forced the school to evacuate and cancel all of Friday's scheduled classes, events, and programs.

A staff member initially found the threat in an email sent a night earlier, that said someone was going to plant pipe bombs on campus.

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After sweeping the building and finding no explosives, investigators were able to get in touch with a man whose email account the threat came from.

The man told detectives that he didn't send the email, and that his account had been hacked by a woman he used to be in a relationship with.

That information led police to Leonard, who turned herself into the Harford County Detention Center on Saturday.

She's currently being held without bond.