In yesterday’s bomb incident, police made its first arrest.
The NBC Washington is reporting that at 10:30 a.m., investigators executed a search warrant at a house in the 9000 block of Rhode Island Avenue near Blackfoot Place in College Park. According to the report, a resident of that home – 28-year-old John Frank Jenkins – was arrested and charged with two felony counts of manufacture or possession of a destructive device. No hazardous devices were found in the home.
The Blackfoot / Rhode Island incident could be potentially related to Edgewood one, as in the Edgewood incident, a bomb was discovered and deactivated, whereas in the Blackfoot/Rhode Island incident, a person was arrested on the charge of “manufacture or possession of a destructive device”. The two incidents happened just in about 3 hours period.
When I spoke with Police information officer Mark Brady this morning at 9 am, he also told me that the Edgewood incident could be potentially related to another College Park pipe bomb incident that happened at 48th avenue, south of Greenbelt road, on this past Tuesday. You can find more information about that incident here: