New Britain Man Charged With Making Mass. Ferry Threat

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    Falmouth, Massachusetts Police
    The moon sets over the Steamship Authority, site of the Vineyard Haven ferry.

    Police in Massachusetts have arrested a New Britain man they allege claimed he brought a bomb onto a Cape Cod-to-Martha's Vineyard ferry.

    Falmouth police said Krzysztof Malz, 45, of New Britain, was arrested on Sunday evening after workers at the Steamship Authority's Woods Hole Terminal contacted police because a man preparing to board the ferry said he had a bomb in his car during a security screening.

    Staff from the Steamship Authority called police at 9:30 p.m., according to a news release. Malz was preparing to board the 9:45 p.m. ferry.

    Falmouth police and the state police bomb squad searched the boat, but found no threat.

    Falmouth police said Malz told them it was a joke.

    He was held overnight without bail and will be arraigned on Monday on a charge of making a threat concerning the location of dangerous items.

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