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Derby resident faces federal charges after bomb threat

A 53-year-old Derby resident faces federal charges after threatening an employee at the Social Security Administration office in Wichita on Monday.

Ted E. Mangold, who is also known as Melissa Mangold, was charged today in U.S. District Court.

According to the complaint, Mangold walked into the Social Security office at 3207 N. Cyprus on Monday carrying a container held tightly with both hands.

"I have a bomb and I'm going to kill everyone," Mangold said to the contract security guard who approached him.

Hoping to persuade him not to detonate a bomb, the guard offered Mangold the opportunity to "walk out of here with no trouble," the complaint alleges. No one would attempt to stop him, the guard said.

Mangold left the building carrying the device and drove away in a pickup truck. He was arrested later in the day at his Derby home after investigators identified his truck in the driveway.

If convicted, Mangold faces a maximum penalty of one year in federal prison and a fine of up to $100,000.

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