Indiana man with 47 guns arrested after school threat
Von. I. Meyer, 60, of Cedar Lake, Ind., is seen in an undated photo provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Department. (AP / Lake County Sheriff’s Department)
The Associated Press
Published Sunday, December 16, 2012 12:22PM EST
Last Updated Sunday, December 16, 2012 5:12PM EST
CEDAR LAKE, Ind. (AP) -- 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.