Police: Indiana Man With 47 Guns Arrested After Threatening to Kill People at Elementary School

Police say Von I. Meyer threatened to kill people at an elementary school near his home. (Image source: Chicago Tribune)

CEDAR LAKE, Ind. (TheBlaze/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, less than 1,000 feet from his home, and “kill as many people as he could before police stop him,” according to the Chicago Tribune.

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. A known member of a motorcycle gang, he is being held without bond.

Cedar Lake is about 45 miles southeast of Chicago.