Maryland massacre plot foiled by police

Associated Press
Prince George's County, Md. Police Chief Mark Magaw answers questions at the Prince George's County Police Headquarters in Palmer Park, Md., Friday, July 27, 2012, after a news conference to discuss a suspect who police say was plotting a shooting in his workplace. A Maryland man calling himself "a joker" is accused of threatening to shoot up the business from which he was about to be fired and was wearing a T-shirt that read "Guns don't kill people. I do," when he first talked to officers who arrested him, police said Friday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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A Maryland man accused of threatening to shoot up his workplace and who police say called himself "a joker" was described by a friend as a "gentle giant" who collected firearms for target practice and had expressed concerns about someone breaking into his apartment.

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