12 July 2023- A Sabillasville, Maryland man is facing a felony charge after he’s arraigned almost a year to the day from a bomb threat that was made at Waynesboro Hospital. Jacob Masson Smith is charged with felony making a threat to place a bomb. Smith is free on an unsecured bail of $50,000.
Waynesboro PD were dispatched to the Waynesboro Hospital Emergency Room on July 15th, 2022 around 5:40pm. Police were alerted to a bomb threat by staff in the ER, with staff allegedly telling them that a patient’s ex-boyfriend had come to visit her in the emergency room and a verbal argument ensued. Staff say that the ex, known to them as Jacob Smith, left the hospital saying he was “coming back to blow this f**king place up”. A lockdown of the hospital was commenced, with outside traffic being diverted for multiple hours.
Police interviewed the patient at the hospital, who did confirm she had previously been in a relationship with Smith for a year and a half. The victim allegedly said that Smith was controlling and abusive to the point he wouldn’t let her go to the hospital for treatment nor even have a cell phone. An ambulance was called for the patient due to immediate health issues by her mother prior to Smith being able to return to his home in Maryland, which led to the subsequent argument.
Waynesboro Hospital ultimately treated the patient and discharged her, with no further issues arising. Police do note, however, that the hospital was in lockdown for several hours but Smith didn’t show up.
Jacob Smith is free on an unsecured bail of $50,000. His preliminary hearing is set for July 18th.
Sources: Docket Number: MJ-39302-CR-0000241-2022, Incident Number: WPD202206529