A week after Prince George's County fire investigators arrested Manuel Joyner for setting off explosives at six movie theaters in Maryland and Virginia, they have made a second arrest.
On Friday Prince George's County police arrested Michael Sean Hollingsworth, 23, and charged him with two manufacturing, possession and distribution of a destructive device and for conspiracy to commit the act. One of the bombs went off at the Magic Johnson Theatre in Largo.
"After investigators interviewed Bell, Hollingsworth became a suspect,” said Mark Brady, spokesperson for Prince George's County Fire Department. “He had a driver's license, and we believe he transported Bell to the six movie theatres."
“I am proud of our personnel from the Office of the Fire Marshal and their relentless efforts to identify and arrest two individuals that terrorized citizens, visitors and businesses,” said Prince George’s County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor. “These arrests should serve as a reminder that we take these crimes seriously and will investigate each and everyone thoroughly until an arrest is made.”
Scott K. Hoglander, deputy fire chief and commander Prince George’s County Office of the Fire Marshal, said cooperation between agencies made the arrests possible. The agencies involved in this investigation include the Prince George's County Office of the Fire Marshal, Prince George's County Police, FBI, the Anne Arundel County Fire Marshal and County Police, the Fairfax County Fire Marshal, City of Alexandria Fire Marshal and the Montgomery County Fire Marshal.
Hollingsworth is being held in custody at the Prince George's County Department of Corrections without bond. The investigation into the bottle bomb incidents remains ongoing.
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