Silver Spring man charged with building explosive device in Aquasco shed

February 23, 2012

A Silver Spring man who allegedly built an explosive device and threatened to kill someone has been arrested, the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office reported.

According to deputies, Christopher Bolton threatened to kill someone he had a disagreement with in September. He began building a device out of screws, batteries, .40 caliber ammunition rounds and an unidentitied liquid in a plastic bottle, police said.

The device was never detonated and was found Feb. 7 in a shed at a home in Aquasco.

The fire marshal’s bomb squad removed the device safely and a warrant was issued for Bolton’s arrest.

Bolton was arrested Monday in Montgomery County. He has been charged with manufacturing or possession of a destructive device, officials said.

He is being held at the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections on a $750,000 bond.

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