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University of Maryland Eastern Shore

26-year old Maximino Melendez has been detained by the security at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on August 20th for a bomb threat against a campus construction site in July.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that UMES police found out Melendez worked on the construction site as a laborer.

He was provided by the Salisbury office of Labor Ready a temporary employment agency.

On July 6th a bomb threat was called in to the Somerset County emergency services claiming there was an explosive device near or on the UMES campus.

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A bomb threat has forced the evacuation of the campus of the University of the Maryland Eastern Shore this morning.

The UMES Campus Police Chief says he learned about the threat at around 10 a.m.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that it was aimed at a building now under construction.

There were more than 150 on the work crew at the time.

No students were on campus today but some of the faculty members and researchers were present.

Traffic around the school on College Backbone Road, John Wilson Drive and UMES Boulevard has been diverted.

In Ocean Pines police have charged a 13 year old with making a bomb threat and trying to construct a device.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that on September 7th police got tipped of about a suspected explosive device.

They said the threat appeared in text messages and on social media from teenagers including a picture of suspected bomb.

The suspect was identified and a search of his home uncovered a hoax device that would not be exploded.

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware has reopened a dorm at its campus in Newark after authorities found the area clear of any suspicious activity following a bomb threat.

University spokeswoman Andrea Boyle said in an email that police had concluded their search as of 11:30 p.m. and that the halls are open.

Boyle said earlier Monday that the school's 911 center had received an anonymous bomb threat. The school sent out an alert around 8 p.m. saying there had been a report of suspicious activity at the Dickinson Complex and asking people to avoid the area.

Delaware State Police

40-year old David Detwiler from Seaford has been arrested for making a bomb threat at the Delaware Technical and Community college Owens Campus in Georgetown last week.

Police say, they acted on a tip from a probation and parole office.

WBOC reports that he has been previously charged with making bomb threats.

He has been charged with making terrorist threats which is a felony and has been sent to the Sussex Correctional Institute.  

On June 24th Delaware Tech received a bomb threat around 3 p.m. which resulted in the evacuation of the campus.

The Wicomico County District Court is has reopened after a bomb threat forced the evacuation of the Wicomico County District Court this morning.

As of 10:30 a.m.police declared the building is safe.

Emergency officials say that the Baptist Street and neighboring roads had been closed to motorists.

The court bailiff told the Salisbury Daily Times that all court cases set for this morning were canceled.

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More details are emerging from the bomb threat that shutdown the Centre at Salisbury mall on Friday beginning around 10:30 a.m.  

Authorities say the caller who made the bomb threat was a man with a Middle Eastern Accent.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that police say the cell phone that was used was activated shortly before the threat was received by the Sussex County 911 Center and then immediately turned off.

After an eight hour search police found no evidence of an explosive device.

Authorities say the Center at Salisbury mall has been evacuated because of a bomb threat.

WBOC reports that Salisbury Police say a command post has been set up in the parking lot of the Gander Mountain store across the street.

Customers were ushered to the parking lot of the Sears automotive center.

There was a bomb threat last night at Kent General Hospital in Delaware.

Radio Station WDEL the switchboard got the phone call around 6 p.m.

The hospital notified the Dover police and fire departments and nearby emergency responders, including state police.

There was a floor to floor search to make sure the patients, visitors, employees and physicians were safe.