Friday, December 09, 2005

Man Who Threatens To Blow Up Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Arrested

Officials said a man was arrested Wednesday after he threatened to set off TNT at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Headquarters in Ramsey County. Police said with the man had an undisclosed amount of TNT when they arrested him.
The man is not charged yet, but is being held at the Ramsey County Jail. The Ramsey County Sheriff, Bob Fletcher said he believes this was an ongoing threat -- not an immediate one. He wouldn't call it a plot. He said only that deputies intervened to end a threat. Ramsey County told the BCA about the threat on Monday. The bureau asked for extra patrols outside their building. Police said all the intended targets had to do with law enforcement. Fletcher does not believe there is any immediate threat to the public or law enforcement buildings any more. Police are still investigating, but charges are expected Friday.