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WASHINGTON CO. – A Montgomery County woman has been arrested and charged after threatening to blow up a mental health facility in Hagerstown, according to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

31-year-old Kimberly Tapp of Silver Spring called Brook Lane Health Services on March 5 around 5 p.m. and asked to obtain information about her son who is a patient at the facility. Officials say the nurse told Tapp she could release information regarding Tapp’s son, and Tapp became irate and made terroristic threats towards the facility.

The nurse says Tapp said, “I’m going to “F” up the staff and come up there and blow the place up.”

Officials say Tapp had previously made threats towards her son’s school in Montgomery County, which consisted of killing or injuring school staff and they were concerned she might come to the school with a weapon.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal says they received the information March 6th and launched an investigation. Following the investigation, Tapp was arrested Friday and charged with verbally threatening to explode a structure.

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