Subject of Police Alert Linked to Post Office Evacuation
Police in Thomaston say a missing man who was the subject of a natiowide alert is behind a threat which prompted evacuation of some Thomaston town buildings today.
Police say 43-year-old Roland Prejean of Morris is held in North Dakota.
He disappeared last week after taking his roommate’s car, leaving behind a threatening letter. Thomaston police say Prejean turned himself in to authorities in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Prejean also is a suspect in threatening letter sent to the the post office, which included a list of threats, including threats to staff at Connecticut Valley hospital.
When the post office received the letter today, it prompted evaucation of the post office, and a nearby school and town hall for a time. Nothing was found.
In Thomaston, he faces charges of first degree and second degree threatening and breach of peace. State police were applying for a fugitive warrant.