SSA bomb jokester receives suspended sentence

SSA bomb jokester receives suspended sentence

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A Steamship Authority passenger who joked about having a bomb as he prepared to board a ferry in Woods Hole just two weeks after the Boston Marathon bombings received a suspended jail sentence in Falmouth District Court Friday.

Krzysztof Malz, 45, of New Britain, Conn., was found guilty of threatening to commit a crime — assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, the Cape Cod Times reported Friday. He was sentenced to a six-month term at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility, but the sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years, according to court records. A guilty finding on a charge of disorderly conduct was placed in his file for two years. He was also ordered to stay away from the SSA.

Falmouth police arrested Mr. Malz, 45, on Sunday, April 28, after he claimed he had a bomb in his vehicle during a security screening. No bomb was found, and he said his comment was a joke.