Von. I. Meyer
/ AP Photo/Lake County Sheriffs Department
(CBS/AP) CEDAR LAKE, Ind. - An Indiana man was arrested Saturday
after he allegedly threatened to "kill as many people as he could" at an
elementary school near his house. Police said they later found 47 guns
and ammunition hidden throughout his Cedar Lake home.
filed formal charges of felony intimidation, domestic battery and
resisting law enforcement against 60-year-old Von. I. Meyer. He was
being held Sunday without bond at the Lake County Jail, pending an
initial hearing on the charges.
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, police said.
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threatened to enter nearby Jane Ball Elementary School "and kill as many
people as he could before police could stop him," police said. Meyer's
home is less than 1,000 feet from the school.
Police said they
notified school officials and boosted security at all area schools
Friday -- the same day 26 people, including 20 students, were shot and
killed at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.
warrants at Meyer's home on Saturday and arrested him. Police learned
that Meyer kept many weapons in his older, two-story home and "is a
known member of the Invaders Motorcycle Gang."
Officers found 47
guns and ammunition worth more than $100,000 hidden throughout the home.
Many of the weapons were collector's guns.
Lake County police
spokeswoman Patti Van Til said Sunday that a SWAT team from the
department assisted in serving Saturday's warrants.