Man Headed Back to Court on Charges of Setting Fire to High School, Threatening to Bomb Foodmaster

Travis Weathers, 21, is being held without bail following dangerousness hearing.

An Arlington man accused of committing arson and threatening to bomb a public place is headed back to court later this month, officials at the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.

Travis Weathers, 21, of Arlington, was indicted on five counts of attempting to burn a building, one count of attempting to burn a dwelling, three counts of setting off false fire alarms, one count of making a bomb threat and seven counts of disorderly conduct, according to a statement from the DA’s Office.

Cara O’Brien, a spokeswoman for the DA’s Office, said Weathers is headed back to Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn on June 28 for a pre-trial conference. He is being held without bail, according to the DA’s Office.

Authorities say the crimes Weathers is accused of committing include starting two fires inside and one at an office complex on Mill Street. He is also accused of threatening to bomb and setting off three fire alarms near the intersection of Mill Street and Massachusetts Avenue, according to the DA’s Office.

In a statement, officials at the DA’s Office said Weathers was arrested after being caught on a surveillance tape. He was further identified in a picture posted on the social media website Facebook, in which he was wearing a sweatshirt matching a description by witnesses, authorities said.

Weathers was arraigned in February and held without bail following a dangerousness hearing on March 7, according to the statement.

This case was investigated by Arlington’s and departments. 


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