New York State Man Allegedly Threatened to Blow Up Building
A New York state man stands accused of threatening to blow up a court building, according to police.
The suspect was already in court facing separate charges when he allegedly made the threats. Now he is facing even more charges, including a felony. While there aren't too many details as of yet on how this exactly transpired, this is another example of how not to handle yourself when facing a judge. And that's putting it mildly.
WKTV says the 28-year-old suspect was in court on suspicion of forcible touching and harassment when he made the alleged threat. Police say that at some point during the meeting, the suspect became irate and threatened to destroy the building. Officials say his word to court workers were plain and simple:
I’m going to blow up this building.
It is uncertain how he planned on carrying out this threat, or if he even had any sort of set plan. Police say the boneheaded suspect is now being charged with one felony count of making a terroristic threat and remanded to the Oneida County jail.
In a somewhat similar incident closer to the Hudson Valley, a suspect threatened to blow up a social service building around a month again in Ulster County.
The tense situation was luckily thwarted by authorities, leading to the arrest of a Hudson Valley man. It appears the man became angry after speaking on the phone with a social service caseworker on the morning of March 4. The Ulster County Sheriff's Office says the incident then escalated from there, as the suspect threatened to blow up the social services building.
The Ulster County Sheriff's Office posted on their Facebook that the 47-year-old suspect threatened to blow up the building after a phone conversation with an employee of the county. The Kingston man was arrested for the felony of Making a Terroristic Threat and the misdemeanor of Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree.