Fitchburg man charged with threatening utilityAP , Associated Press
Mar. 26, 2013 8:57 AM ET
FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a Fitchburg man angered by a $1,000 electric bill threatened to shoot utility employees and burn down their call center.
Mor Diagne was released on $240 bail after pleading not guilty at his arraignment Monday on a charge of making a false bomb threat.
Prosecutors say the 24-year-old Diagne made three calls to Unitil Corp.'s Concord, N.H., call center Friday to complain about his bill.
The Sentinel & Enterprise (http://bit.ly/YC0NXR ) reports that in one, he allegedly threatened to "pull an AK-47 and burn the whole place." In the second, he allegedly said he was going to "kill every person in the office."
He cursed at a supervisor in the third. All three were recorded. Call center employees notified police.
Diagne represented himself at his arraignment.
Information from: Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg, Mass.), http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com