BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 47-year-old man from Baltimore pleaded guilty Thursday to making a series of telephone bomb threats in October 2016 against the Pentagon Tours Office and a CNN news affiliate.
George Tomasack made threatening calls on October 25, 2016 to the Pentagon Tours Office and to CNN-Atlanta, in addition to other private and government locations.READ MORE: One Family Business Expects A Surge In Customers After Christmas Tree Shortage
Court records say that Tomasack was taking medication for mental health issues, but prosecutors say that he was of a sound mind and knew what he was doing when he made the threats.
“He made calls to those other agencies, the White House and the Baltimore City Circuit Court,” Robert Hur, U.S. Attorney, said. “When the government receives threats, that a certain government building could be bombed, those are threats that we have to take seriously.”
Tomasack admitted that during the calls he threatened to blow up the locations, and during the call to the Pentagon Tours Office, Tomasack stated the call was an “ISIS threat” and “there will be a (unintelligible) at your building in five hours.”READ MORE: Mass Shooting Leaves Seven People Injured In East Baltimore
On the same day, Tomasack called a CNN news affiliate in Atlanta and said that “he was associated with ISIS and they were going to blow up a government building,”
Telephone records obtained during the investigation to identify the caller reveal that in addition to the Pentagon, Tomasack called the White House, the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, the Department of Justice, the FBI Baltimore Field Office and television news stations in Baltimore, Ft. Worth, Texas and Sacramento, California.
Tomasack faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for May 3, 2019 at 11 a.m.MORE NEWS: Orlov Scores Late, Caps Beat Hurricanes For 9th Win In 11