BALTIMORE — A Baltimore man pleaded guilty in federal court to making telephone bomb threats to the Pentagon Tours Office and a CNN news affiliate, the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur in conjunction with the Secret Service Baltimore Field Office announced Thursday.
George Tomasack, 47, made the threats on Oct. 25, 2016, according to his plea. Beyond the Pentagon and CNN affiliate, Tomasack also called private and government locations making similar terroristic threats. He admitted to threatening to blow up locations, specifically the Pentagon Tours Office, stating the call was an “ISIS threat,” alluding to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the terrorist group that is responsible for capturing land and waging war in the Middle East and inspiring and executing terrorist attacks abroad.
“There will be (unintelligible) at your building in five hours,” Tomasack threatened in the call to the Pentagon, according to his plea. He called the the CNN affiliate in Atlanta later that day, saying “he was associated with ISIS and they were going to blow up a government building.”
Tomasack called the White House, the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, the Department of Justice, the FBI Baltimore Field Office, and television news stations in Baltimore, Fort Worth Texas, and Sacramento, Calif., according to his plea.
He faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison when he is sentenced on May 3, 2019.