The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a suspicious package at St. Mary’s College of Maryland in St. Mary’s City on Friday, July 8, 2022. As of 3 pm this afternoon, the scene was cleared and deemed clear of any explosives.

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, along with Maryland State Police, the Maryland State Fire Marshall’s Office, St. Mary’s College of Maryland Office of Public Safety, St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services and local fire and rescue personnel, responded and searched campus buildings and provided for the necessary evacuations.

With the assistance of the state’s bomb squad, areas of concern were searched, and it was determined that no explosives were present.

Several other college campuses in Maryland experienced similar incidents on July 8, all of which are being investigated by their respective law enforcement agencies.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Cpl. Glen Knott at 301-475-4200, ext. 72279 or email  

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact the St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...

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