Alleged movie bottle bomber charged in Arundel Mills incident

MILLERSVILLE, Md. - Anne Arundel County Fire Investigators have charged a Bowie man in connection to the March 8 bottle bombing at the Cinemark Egyptian 24 Theatre at Arundel Mills Mall. 

Manuel Joyner-Bell, Jr.  has been charged with one felony count of use/manufacture of a destructive device and one misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment.  Additional charges may be filed as the investigation continues.

The charges have been filed as a result of the work of a multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency regional task force which included Anne Arundel County Fire Investigators and Anne Arundel County Police.  The bottle bombing at Cinemark Egyptian 24 was the first in a series of movie theatre incidents which occurred in Anne Arundel, Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, as well as Fairfax County and the City of Alexandria in Virginia.