US man with 47 guns arrested for threatening to kill wife, launch shooting spree in school
A man from northern Indiana, who had allegedly threatened to "kill as many people as he could" at an elementary school near his home, was arrested by officers who later found 47 guns and ammunition hidden in his house.
Von. I. Meyer, 60, of Cedar Lake, was arrested after prosecutors filed formal charges of felony intimidation, domestic battery and resisting law enforcement against him, reports the New York Post.
Cedar Lake Police officers were called to Meyer's home early Friday after he allegedly threatened to set his wife on fire once she fell asleep, according to a statement.
Meyer also threatened to enter nearby Jane Ball Elementary School "and kill as many people as he could before police could stop him", the statement said.
Meyer's home is less than 1,000 feet from the school and linked to it by trails and paths through a wooded area, police said.
Police said they notified school officials and boosted security at all area schools on Friday - the same day 26 people, including 20 students, were shot and killed at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
The statement said police had learned that Meyer kept many weapons in his older, two-story home and "is a known member of the Invaders Motorcycle Gang".
Officers searched the home, finding 47 guns and ammunition worth more than 100,000 dollars hidden throughout the home. Many of the weapons were collector's guns.