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Greenfield Man Arrested in Bomb Scare at Mental Health Center

Suspect with history of serious crimes, including armed robbery, tells police after arrest he was angry at being kicked out of program.

A 46-year-old Greenfield man is under arrest on suspicion of making a bomb threat to a county mental health facility, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff’s detectives were called in just after 10 a.m. Monday to the county's Behavioral Health Division in Wauwatosa after a nursing supervisor received a call from a man shouting that he had placed a bomb in the building and that it would go off the next day.

He also said that his friend had died at BHD due to a broken neck and “someone will pay for it!” 

The Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad EOD Unit responded, and a search of the building and outside perimeter was conducted with bomb-sniffing dogs. No explosives or anything suspicious was found, and an all clear was given at 12:52 a.m. 

Detectives were able to identify the caller, and when he was arrested they found crack cocaine and marijuana in his pockets. He said he made the threat because he was angry for getting kicked out of a program at BHD. 

The suspect's criminal history includes burglary in 1989, armed robbery in 2003 and disorderly conduct in 2012. The Sheriff’s Office is seeking charges of felony bomb scares, which carries a penalty of up to 3½ years in prison; felony possession of cocaine base; and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Jake April 18, 2013 at 05:18 PM
Was it a program on Anger Management?
Billy "BigCat" Schmid April 24, 2013 at 04:54 PM
Tough to see people with troubles having more problems

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