Oklahoma City man indicted for threat to commit violence
Oklahoma City, Feb 7 : A 34-year-old man, Glenn Allen Kirkham of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for making a threat to commit violence in Casper, Wyoming, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.
The indictment alleges that on January 14, public officials in and around Casper, Wyoming, received numerous reports from various sources of a potential imminent attack in the city that had been posted on 4chan.org, an Internet-based bulletin board service.
Among other precautions, officials placed several dozen public schools in Casper and Natrona County, Wyoming, on lockdown.
If convicted, Kirkham faces up to five years in prison and a USD 250,000 fine, plus mandatory restitution.
"The public is reminded that the indictment is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Reference is made to the indictment and other public filings for further information," said the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
This case is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Casper Police Department in Wyoming.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mark A. Yancey and Scott E. Williams.