ABC News is reporting on the case of a Maryland man whose behavior at his place of employment, Pitney Bowes, triggered a 36 hour investigation that led to the detention of a man who claimed to be “a Joker”.
One week after Colorado’s movie theater shooting, Maryland cops arrested a heavily armed man who told his employer he was a “joker” who was going to “blow everybody up.”
Police said today they believe they “thwarted a massacre.”
The suspect, identified as Neil Edwin Prescott in a court document obtained by ABC News, was being dismissed from his job. He made threatening statements to his supervisor at least twice on Monday, police said.
Prescott had an arsenal of about 25 firearms at his residence, including semi-automatic rifles, shotguns and handguns, according to a police affidavit. Police said he also had high powered scopes and magazines and thousands of rounds of ammunition in “40 large steel boxes.”
To the law enforcement officials who helped thwart what may have been another deadly massacre: Thank you.