Tag: Samanta Roy / Avraham Cohen / Samanta Roy Institute

House of SIST leader found empty after barricade situation lasting overnight

R C Samanta Roy Baltimore County police were searching for at least one suspect in the assault on an 18-year-old woman that led to a barricade Wednesday around a Pikesville house owned by a suspected religious cult leader.

Police said Avraham Cohen is not a part of the investigation into the incident, and he was not believed to be at the residence at the time of the assault, but the victim might have been part of the organization.

Shawano police have ‘person of interest’ in sect threats

RC Samanta Roy Members of a religious sect based in nearby Wescott generated a list of elected officials, residents and members of the media they wanted “taken care of,” authorities said Friday.

A Canadian citizen — a former business associate of the sect, Samanta Roy Institute for Science and Technology — contacted authorities on Oct. 30 with information about the threats and received the list from sect members on Nov. 3, Whealon said.