• Fitchburg man accused of threatening utility employees


    FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say a Fitchburg man angered by a $1,000 electric bill threatened to shoot utility employees and burn down their call center.

    Mor Diagne was released on $240 bail after pleading not guilty at his arraignment Monday on a charge of making a false bomb threat.

    Prosecutors say the 24-year-old Diagne made three calls to Unitil Corp.'s Concord, N.H., call center Friday to complain about his bill.

    The Sentinel & Enterprise reports that in one, he allegedly threatened to "pull an AK-47 and burn the whole place." In the second, he allegedly said he was going to "kill every person in the office."

    He cursed at a supervisor in the third. All three were recorded. Call center employees notified police.

    Diagne represented himself at his arraignment.

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