Man al­legedly threat­ens to blow up, burn down Safe­way

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CH­ESTER — A Lutherville man was charged with ar­son threat and dis­or­derly con­duct af­ter al­legedly threat­en­ing to kill Safe­way em­ploy­ees and blow up and burn down the store.

Deputies were called to the Safe­way store at 11:25 a.m. Oct. 4 af­ter a report of a cus­tomer threat­en­ing em­ploy­ees. A cus­tomer, later iden­ti­fied as Michael Pa­trick Hol­l­i­day, 41, of Lutherville, was un­happy be­cause he felt that the cashier wasn’t cash­ing his lot­tery tick­ets fast enough, po­lice said. Hol­l­i­day be­came bel­liger­ent, called the cashier a ra­cial slur and made threats of bomb­ing and ar­son, po­lice said.

He was not there when deputies ar­rived. They put out a bul­letin with his de­scrip­tion and a short time later a caller from Gra­sonville Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment said he might be in the rear park­ing lot at the fire house. Deputies re­sponded and took ar­rested him.

A search found Hol­l­i­day had 15 to 20 books of matches and small amount of black power wrapped in t-shirt on him, po­lice said.

Hol­l­i­day was re­leased on $10,000 bail Oct. 5.

A trial is set for Dec. 22 in Queen Anne’s County Dis­trict Court.


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