PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (CBS) – A New Hampshire man has been arrested, accused of planting a fake bomb on the city Christmas tree in downtown Portsmouth.

richardwill Man Charged With Placing Hoax Bomb On Portsmouth, NH Christmas Tree

Richard Will. (Image Credit: Portsmouth Police)

Police say Richard Will placed the device on the tree moments before the holiday parade on Saturday.

Will was released on bail and faces several charges.

richardwilldevice Man Charged With Placing Hoax Bomb On Portsmouth, NH Christmas Tree

Police say this hoax device was placed on a city Christmas tree. (Imave Credit;: Portsmouth Police)

He’s due back in court next month.

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