A man with a criminal record dating to 1994 was charged with calling 911 to report a bomb at Back Bay station on Oct. 14 that led police to clear the station, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
No bomb was found, but detectives tracked the call to Eric Schell, 58, of Roxbury, because he used his own phone to make it, the DA's office reports.
Detectives compared the voice on the recording to body worn camera from two prior incidents where Schell was the defendant and was recorded speaking on officer’s body worn camera. Detectives confirmed that the voice on the recording matched that of Schell.
Schell was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court today on one count of issuing a bomb/hijack threat with serious public alarm. Judge James Stanton set bail at $1,000, the DA's office says.
According to prosecutors, Schell has a separate case open in Roxbury court for malicious destruction of property and assault and battery on a public employee. On April 14, he was arrested in Cambridge on ttwo counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after he allegedly maced two people in Porter Square.