Maryland State Police said yesterday that they did not find any weapons when they searched the Gaithersburg home of a man arrested on charges of threatening to kill Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and other public officials.
James A. Frost, 64, a former federal government lawyer, was released on $50,000 bond early yesterday.
Frost wrote a note detailing his plans to perform "a hit job" on O'Malley (D), Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Catholic Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien of Baltimore and Maryland Bar Counsel Melvin Hirshman, according to a charging document filed in District Court. In the note, which was given to police by Frost's estranged wife, he called the planned attacks "the thing to do."
Frost also wrote a note stating that he intended to purchase a handgun from a Burtonsville gun shop, according to the document. And an e-mail recovered from Frost's computer suggested that he might have wanted to harm Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), said state police Sgt. Michael Brennan, who was among the officers who on Thursday searched Frost's home, in the 100 block of Billingsgate Lane.