Pasadena man arrested for CASA bomb threats

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Crime,Jason Flanagan
A Pasadena man charged with threatening to blow up the offices of Maryland’s Hispanic immigration advocacy group turned himself in to Montgomery County police on Tuesday.

Wesley James Queen II, 34, is charged with two counts of false statements and two counts of telephone misuse after leaving threatening messages at Casa de Maryland, based in Silver Spring.

Police said Queen allegedly left a message on Casa’s Maryland Civil Rights hotline May 18 threatening to blow up Casa’s offices.

Queen then called back 10 minutes later and issued the same threat to a Casa employee, police said.

He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail at the Montgomery detention center. Queen has a prior criminal record, having been charged for drug possession, theft and assault, according to court documents.

Casa has been the target of much criticism for providing
services to immigrants without asking about their legal status.
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