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Baltimore Man Pleads Guilty To Making Isis-Related Threats Against The Pentagon And Cnn News Affiliate

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland – George Tomasack, age 47, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty to making a series of telephone bomb threats in October 2016 against the Pentagon Tours Office and a CNN news affiliate.

The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur and Special Agent in Charge Sung Yi of the United States Secret Service - Baltimore Field Office.

According to his plea agreement, on October 25, 2016, Tomasack made threatening calls to the Pentagon Tours Office and to CNN-Atlanta, in addition to other private and government locations. Tomasack admitted that during the calls he threatened to blow up the locations. Specifically, during the call to the Pentagon Tours Office, Tomasack stated that the call was an “ISIS threat” and “there will be a (unintelligible) at your building in five hours.” On that same day, Tomasack called a CNN news affiliate in Atlanta and stated 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 revealed 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. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III has scheduled sentencing for May 3, 2019 at 11 a.m.

United States Attorney Robert K. Hur commended the U.S. Secret Service – Baltimore Field Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Hur thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney James T. Wallner, who is prosecuting the case.


Updated February 1, 2019