O'Malley: Pleased with Thursday's response
“Once we decided it was not the type of thing that would have caused bodily harm I went ahead with my normal schedule," he told reporters at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills. "I felt it was inappropriate to call a press conference over what was a sparkler,” O’Malley said.
Pressed by one TV reporter about why he chose not to "calm any fears that the public may have had" O'Malley quipped: "Your question is better directed to CNN and FOX."
He also said he "didn’t want to overplay,” the incident. He said that people "in this age" must always be "vigilant and on guard against acts of terror.”
“Overall I think we responded appropriately.” O’Malley said.
He predicted one consequence will be "a lot more mail scanned in the months and days ahead.”