Portland man faces charges after bomb threat

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PORTLAND — A Portland man was arrested Saturday after allegedly making threats and constructing a bomb, police said.

Daryl Walsh, 39, was taken into custody around 5:30 p.m. on June 29, 2024, after crisis negotiators convinced him to exit his apartment at 22 Runnels Street.

He faces charges of terrorizing, criminal use of explosives and violation of a protection order.

The Portland Police Department’s Special Reaction Team, Crisis Negotiators and Hazardous Device Unit executed a high-risk search warrant with assistance from the Maine State Police Tactical Team.

Earlier that day, police were alerted that Walsh had threatened a former domestic partner and a member of the judiciary.

Authorities were informed he was armed and constructing a bomb.

Investigators obtained a search warrant, leading to the discovery of evidence supporting these concerns.

Walsh is being held at the Cumberland County Jail.

Police praised the citizen who reported the threat, stating such actions help prevent tragedies.

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