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Date: Jul 8, 2015

UPDATE (July 9  12:42 p.m.):

At approximately 10 a.m. on July 8, a member of the Baltimore County Police Department Behavioral Assessment Team responded to an apartment in the Unit block of Shipping Place 21222 and met with a federal agent. The federal agent had been conducting an investigation and had come to the location to speak with the suspect. While they were inside the apartment speaking with him, the federal agent and Baltimore County officer observed several items in plain view that they suspected were hazardous.

At approximately 2 p.m., the Baltimore County Police Department Hazardous Device Unit was requested to respond to the scene. After obtaining a search and seizure warrant, Baltimore County investigators and federal agents conducted a thorough search of the apartment. Items recovered during the search warrant service included firearms, ammunition, military books, two improvised destructive devices, as well as various chemicals. Investigators recognized some of the items recovered as items that could be used in the manufacture of explosives.

Investigators identified the suspect as the person responsible for the items in the home.

The suspect has been identified as 31-year-old William Osborne who resided in the Shipping Place apartment. He has been charged with manufacture and possession of a destructive device and possession of explosive material with intent to create a destructive device. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $1.5 million bail.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Hazardous Devices Team.

Booking Photograph of William Osbourne

UPDATE (July 8  10:50 p.m.):

Members of the Baltimore County Police Hazardous Devices Unit have removed some hazardous materials from the apartment in the unit block of Shipping Place. Police are now clearing the scene.

One person has been taken into custody but that person has not been officially charged yet.

Further information on this incident will be released as it becomes available.

Original release (July 8  8:46 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are at an apartment in the Unit block of Shipping Place investigating possible hazardous materials.

At this time, police do not believe that there is an imminent danger to the community. However, the Hazardous Devices Unit has been called in to evaluate the scene as a precaution.

Further information on this incident will be released as it becomes available.

UPDATE (July 8  12:37 p.m.):

Ji Yeab Kang has been released on $100,000 bail.

Original release (July 8  8:08 a.m.):

On June 22, a detective with the Baltimore County Police Department Crimes Against Children Unit was conducting a check of the Internet for persons sharing child pornography. During this investigation, the detective identified a source that was sharing pornographic images of children.

Further investigation indicated that this source was located in a home in the unit block of Baroness Court 21117. On July 7, detectives served a search and seizure warrant on that home. During the search warrant, several computers and electronic devices were recovered that were found to contain child pornography. The Baltimore County Police Digital and Multi-Media Evidence Unit will conduct a detailed forensic examination of these devices.

The investigation has indicated that 27-year-old Ji Yeab Kang of the home in the unit block of Baroness Court 21117 was responsible for the child pornography on the computers and electronic devices recovered during the search and seizure warrant. The investigation also indicated that he knowingly and willfully received and shared child pornography.

Detectives took Kang into custody. He has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography and is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $100,000 bail.

During the investigation, detectives learned that Kang is a custodian at Marriotts Ridge High School in Howard
County.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit.

Booking Photograph of Ji Yeab Kang

 
 
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