LANDOVER – A 22-year-old Temple Hills man has been arrested for allegedly making a bomb threat against a power plant in Brandywine.
Officials from the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homeland Security Division arrested Raekwon Dixon of the 2900 block of Brinkley Road in Temple Hills and charged him with making a false statement regarding a destructive device, making a threat of mass violence, and making a bomb threat.
According to police officials, Dixon is an employee of a construction company currently building the power plant.
Just after 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 8, a bomb threat was reported at the facility on North Keys Road. Plant management ordered an evacuation of the building and called the Prince George's County fire and police departments.
Technicians from the fire department’s bomb team conducted a search and recovered no explosives, said Mark Brady, spokesperson for the county fire department.
Investigators with Homeland Security and members of the Arson/Bomb Task Force opened an investigation into the origin of the threat. Through various investigative techniques, Dixon was identified as the suspect. He was taken into custody on Dec. 12.
“We want our community to know that we take seriously any and all threats of violence in the county. Even if the originator of a threat has no intention to cause harm to anyone, he or she could still face extensive criminal charges,” said Acting Major Zachary O'lare of the Homeland Security Division.
Police officials said a search warrant executed at Dixon’s home revealed no materials necessary to make explosives.
Dixon is in the custody of the department of correction on a no-bond status.