Man charged with threatening massacre at Indiana elementary school

A 60-year-old Indiana man found to have concealed dozens of…

A 60-year-old Indiana man found to have concealed dozens of firearms in his home has been jailed on charges he threatened to kill people at a nearby elementary school a day after one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history.

Von Meyer was arrested and charged on Saturday after police found 47 weapons and ammunition in his two-story house, about 1,000 feet from Jane Ball Elementary School in Cedar Lake, Indiana, roughly 45 miles southeast of Chicago.

A police statement about the arrest accused Meyer of having said “he would enter the school and kill as many people as he could before police could stop him.”

Police were dispatched to Meyer’s home and searched it after his wife called authorities to report that he had threatened to set her on fire after she fell asleep. No apparent motive for Meyer’s behavior was offered by police.

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