Man accused of threatening to blow up jail ‘Bin Laden style’

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Joseph Phillips (Courtesy: Cuyahoga County Jail)
Joseph Phillips (Courtesy: Cuyahoga County Jail)

CLEVELAND- A man who authorities say threatened to blow up the Cuyahoga County Jail is now sitting behind bars.

Joseph Phillips, 52, of Parma, is accused of calling the jail on Oct. 3 and saying, “What if I come down there and blow up the building Bin-Laden style?”

Phillips has been indicted on charges of terroristic threats.

He’s scheduled to be arraigned on Nov. 14.

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