Richard Will, 36. Credit: Portsmouth Police Department

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire — A man is accused of attaching what looked like a bomb onto the Portsmouth Christmas tree just before the holiday parade.

Richard Will, 36, was charged with criminal threatening and disorderly conduct, according to police.

Credit: Portsmouth Police Department

Just before the city’s parade on Saturday, police say a witness saw a man attach a suspicious device to the tree, but it turned out to be a hoax.

Will is free on bail.