Man accused of attaching what resembled a bomb to Portsmouth Christmas tree

Richard Will (Portsmouth Police Department)

PORTSMOUTH, NH (WGME) -- A man is accused of attaching what looked like a bomb onto the Portsmouth Christmas tree just before the holiday parade.

Police charged 36-year-old Richard Will with criminal threatening and disorderly conduct.

Just before the city's parade on Saturday, police say a witness saw a man attach a suspicious device to the tree, but it turned out to be a hoax.

Will is free on bail.

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