Conn. man charged with Mass. threat avoids jail

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FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Connecticut man who joked about bringing a bomb on to a Cape Cod-to-Martha's Vineyard ferry just two weeks after the Boston Marathon bombings has avoided jail time.

Krzysztof Malz of New Britain, Conn., was found guilty of threatening to commit a crime last week, and received a six-month suspended jail sentence and two years' probation.

The Cape Cod Times (http://bit.ly/17twKSQ ) reports he also was ordered to stay away from the ferry operator.

The 45-year-old Malz was arrested on April 28 after workers at the Steamship Authority's Woods Hole Terminal contacted Falmouth police because a man preparing to board said he had a bomb in his car during a security screening. No bomb was found.

Malz's attorney said the comment was a joke that came at an unfortunate time.

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Information from: Cape Cod (Mass.) Times, http://www.capecodonline.com