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The case is being handled by the Department of Juvenile Services.

The teen was charged as a juvenile Wednesday and released to the custody of a parent, according to the Combined County Criminal Investigation unit, a joint operation of the Maryland State Police and local law-enforcement agencies. Operations Supervisor Jon Dudiak didn’t identify the defendant by name, citing juvenile confidentiality concerns, but confirmed it was the youth shown in the online videos.

The teen first came to authorities’ attention May 18, when he was injured after jumping off the 90-foot spillway of a reservoir dam into water in nearby Pennsylvania. Tammi Dolan said her son suffered a concussion and a seven-stitch elbow gash in the stunt, which was first reported as a fall.

Investigators later got a tip that the tumble had been deliberate — and videotaped, Mr. Dudiak said. They then found online videos of the teen leaping from a number of bridges in the Cumberland area, including some posted with “No Trespassing” signs.

From wire dispatches and staff reports