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A Connecticut man who joked about bringing a bomb on to a Cape Cod-to-Martha's Vineyard ferry just two weeks after the Boston Marathon bombings has avoided jail time.

    Krzysztof Malz of New Britain, Conn., was found guilty of threatening to commit a crime last week, and received a six-month suspended jail sentence and two years' probation.

    The Cape Cod Times reports he also was ordered to stay away from the ferry operator.

    The 45-year-old Malz was arrested on April 28 after workers at the Steamship Authority's Woods Hole Terminal contacted Falmouth police because a man preparing to board said he had a bomb in his car during a security screening. No bomb was found.

    Malz's attorney said the comment was a joke that came at an unfortunate time.
(Associated Press)