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Man gets 98 days in jail for threatening workplace shooting

November 19, 2019 GMT

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has been sentenced to 98 days in jail for threatening to shoot up the Honda dealership where he worked.

The Capital reports 32-year-old Thomas Cudnik Jr., of Glen Burnie, pleaded guilty Friday to making a threat of mass violence. He was sentenced to 10 years in jail with all but 98 days suspended.

Charging documents say the threat was reported in August and Cudnik told responding authorities that he had angrily told his manager he sometimes felt like shooting up the place. A search of Cudnik’s home uncovered several guns, but no ammunition.

His lawyer, Peter O’Neill, said Cudnik made the comment after being verbally bullied. Cudnik’s mother testified that her son has a learning disability. Cudnik also was ordered to undergo mental health evaluation and treatment.

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Information from: The Capital, http://www.capitalgazette.com/