Maryland man arrested with dozens of weapons, says he’s the Joker

Neil Edwin Prescott, 28, of Crofton, MD.

By M. Alex Johnson (NBC News, 7/27/2012)

Police arrested a Maryland man and recovered numerous guns from a home Thursday night after he allegedly made threats referring to the Joker this week.

Julie Parker, a spokeswoman for the Prince George’s County police, said Friday that authorities had “thwarted a terrorist threat.”

Authorities display the cache of weapons found in Neil Edwin Prescott’s home. (Prince George’s County Police)

Prince George’s County Police Chief Mark Magaw said the man, whom authorities identified as Neil Edwin Prescott, 28, of Crofton, Md., made a threat toward his employer, Pitney Bowes, in two phone calls to his supervisor Monday. Prescott was upset about losing his job and said: “I am the real Joker, and I’m going to blow everyone up,” McGaw said.

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