Arrest Made In AGH Bomb Threat

BERLIN – A former employee of Atlantic General Hospital (AGH) who had recently been terminated was arrested last week after police were able to connect her to a bomb threat at the hospital over two weeks ago.

On Nov. 11, a Worcester County Bureau of Investigation (WCBI) detective was called to investigate a bomb threat at AGH. The hospital had received a telephone call from an unknown suspect advising there was a bomb in the hospital and that it was set to explode that night.

As a result of the investigation, Jo Ann Matthias, 46, of Georgetown, Del., was identified as the suspect in the bomb threat case. Matthias had been an employee at the hospital but had recently been terminated. She was arrested last Friday and charged with making a false statement about a destructive device.

Matthias was taken before a District Court Commissioner and was ordered held on a $10,000 bond, but was later released after posting bail. A preliminary hearing has been set for Dec. 19 in District Court in Snow Hill.