No Immediate Charges in “Joker’s” Shooting Plot

Man threatened to shoot up workplace

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    A Maryland man accused of threatening to shoot up his workplace while identifying himself as “a joker” isn't facing immediate charges.

    Neil Prescott won't be charged Monday, a spokesman for the Prince George's County state's attorney's office said, but the investigation is still continuing.

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    Prescott was taken into custody last week after the threats were reported to the police. Officers said they found about two dozen weapons in his apartment.

    The 28-year-old Crofton man has been undergoing a psychiatric evaluation at a hospital since he was taken into custody.

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    The alleged threats were made just days after a deadly shooting at a Colorado movie theater during a screening of the latest Batman movie.