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Nashua man charged with calling in phony bomb threat at homeless shelter

NASHUA – Police arrested a homeless man Thursday and charged him with contacting the media to cover what he said would be a bomb explosion at a Nashua homeless shelter.

Nashua police were contacted by WBZ-TV, Channel 4 News in Boston, around 5:20 a.m. on July 6 and told that a man had called and said he was going to blow up the Dalianis House at 59 Factory St., Nashua, and that he wanted media coverage, police said. ...

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NASHUA – Police arrested a homeless man Thursday and charged him with contacting the media to cover what he said would be a bomb explosion at a Nashua homeless shelter.

Nashua police were contacted by WBZ-TV, Channel 4 News in Boston, around 5:20 a.m. on July 6 and told that a man had called and said he was going to blow up the Dalianis House at 59 Factory St., Nashua, and that he wanted media coverage, police said.

Police responded and found no evidence of a bomb within the shelter for homeless veterans and determined the call was a hoax.

On Wednesday they arrested Mark Sacco, 48, of no fixed address, and charged him with false report as to explosives, a felony, police said.

Sacco was held on $1,500 cash or surety bail and arraigned Thursday morning at Nashua district court, police said.

The Class B felony is punishable by up to seven years in prison, plus fines, police said.

– JOSEPH G. COTE