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An Indiana man who allegedly threatened to “kill as many people as he could” at an elementary school near his home has been arrested – and 47 guns were found at his home.


Von Meyer, 60, of Cedar Lake, Ind., was arrested on criminal charges of felony intimidation, domestic battery and resisting law enforcement on Saturday.

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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, the statement said.


He was being held as of Sunday afternoon without bond at the Lake County Jail, pending an initial hearing on the charges, police said in 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, making the threat even more disturbing.

Police notified officials and boosted security at all area schools Friday, the same day 26 people, including 20 students, were killed in a Connecticut school shooting.

On Saturday, officers served warrants at Meyer’s home and arrested him. The statement said police had learned that Meyer kept many weapons.

They weren’t kidding.

Officers searched the home, finding 47 guns and ammunition worth more than $100,000 hidden throughout the home. Many of the weapons were collector’s guns.