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Maryland man wanted for making alleged threats of mass violence against elementary school in custody

The Charles County Sheriff's Office is trying to locate Earl Washington who allegedly made threats of mass violence toward an elementary school and a business.

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. — The Charles County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man who was wanted for alleged threats made against an elementary school. Deputies found 46-year-old Earl Washington in St. Mary's County early Wednesday, and said he was taken into custody without issue. 

Officials say that Washington made multiple threats of mass violence against a business in While Plains, Maryland as well as Gale-Baily Elementary School.

According to officials, Washington knows people at the two locations and believes that it is a domestic-related occurrence. Officers will be present at the elementary school this week out of an abundance of caution, officials say. 

The investigation into the threats is still ongoing. Officials are asking that anyone with any additional information contact the Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online here.

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