Associated Press

March 24, 1997

Man Sentenced for Bomb Threats

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- A 48-year-old city man was sentenced Monday to more than two years in prison for telephoning bomb threats to abortion clinics.

Terence J. McManus was sentenced to two years and two months in prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release, for making threats to clinics here and in Brookline, U.S. Attorney Donald Stern said.

McManus pleaded guilty to violating the Freedom of Clinics Entrances Act of 1994 and to willfully threatening to damage or destroy a building.

Stern said McManus called Planned Parenthood in Worcester and Repro Services in Brookline and said a bomb would go off in the building, telling clinic workers, ``You are doing the devil's work.''

Shortly afterward, McManus called a local church and told a secretary he had made the calls. Police traced the calls to his house and arrested him.