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Md. Man Charged With Leaving Toilet Near Building

TOWSON, Md. (AP) - A Maryland man has been charged after police said he left a toilet made to look like a bomb outside a county office building.

Duane Davis Sr. was charged late Monday with placing a phony destructive device outside the old Baltimore County courthouse. Police said a cell phone, an electronic device and a note signed by the 51-year-old Davis were attached to the toilet, and it was decorated with newspaper clippings and photos.

A police spokesman said the county bomb squad investigated and the toilet proved harmless.

Davis is being held, with bail set at $200,000. He is also charged with making a false statement on Facebook about leaving destructive devices outside the building.

It was not immediately clear whether Davis had an attorney.