BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) _ Bristol officials say they are undeterred in enforcing property code banning blight after an out-of-town landlord was arrested on charges of threatening to blow up City Hall in a dispute over grass that was not mowed.

The Bristol Press reports ( ) that police say Robert D’Aprile was arrested at his Stamford home and charged with threatening and breach of peace. Authorities say D’Aprile suggested he’d blow up city hall with a bomb.

D’Aprile’s lawyer says his client was frustrated and had no intention of hurting anyone.

Chief Building Official Guy Morin says Bristol has zero tolerance for lack of property maintenance.

He says the dispute was tied to a $1,600 bill from the city to D’Aprile for cutting the grass and removing debris after the landlord failed to do so.
Information from: The Bristol Press,

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