Indiana man with 47 guns arrested after school threat
A northern Indiana police chief says he believes a man facing felony charges for allegedly threatening to "kill as many people as he could" at a school was bluffing.
Interim Cedar Lake Police Chief Jerry Smith said Sunday he doesn't think 60-year-old Von I. Meyer was serious when he made the alleged school threat Friday hours before a deadly shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school.
Smith says Meyer allegedly told his wife during a heated argument he would kill her and "as many people as he could" at "the school." Meyer's wife works at Jane Ball Elementary School near their home.
Meyer was arrested Saturday and is being held without bond.
Police found 47 guns in Meyer's home, but Smith says most of the weapons were antique guns.
Authorities say an Indiana man who had 47 guns and ammunition in his home has been arrested after allegedly threatening to kill people at an elementary school near his home.
Cedar Lake police were called to the home of 60-year-old Von I. Meyer early Friday after he allegedly threatened to set his wife on fire. A police statement says Meyer also said he would enter Jane Ball Elementary School and "kill as many people as he could."
Authorities found 47 guns and ammunition worth over $100,000.
Prosecutors filed felony intimidation charges against Meyer on Saturday, one day after the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. He is being held without bond.
Cedar Lake is about 45 miles southeast of Chicago.
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