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Bomb Threat

June 17, 2011 permalink

Police have charged Michael Allen Runnels of Bartlesville Oklahoma for threatening to bomb the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. DHS removed their now three-year-old child from Runnels and his wife at the age of one month.



Bail set in DHS bomb-threat case

BARTLESVILLE - Bail was set at $100,000 Thursday for a Bartlesville man who is charged with threatening to bomb the local Department of Human Services office.

Michael Allen Runnels, 30, was arrested Wednesday after police received a report that he had told an area business owner that he made a bomb and was going to blow up DHS.

Washington County Associate District Judge Russell Vaclaw made it a condition of Runnels' bond that he not go within a half-mile of DHS offices.

Runnels and his wife, Kathleen Runnels, both were arrested, but Assistant District Attorney Jared Sigler said only Michael Runnels would be charged.

A witness told police that the couple stopped by her business Wednesday afternoon and that Michael Runnels "seemed paranoid and nervous, stating he knew how to make guns and bombs," a court affidavit states.

Runnels told the business owner that he was going to spray paint the cameras at DHS and that he made a bomb and was going to use it, the affidavit states.

Runnels, who had three cans of spray paint in his vehicle, left the business, saying to his wife, "Let's go and get this done," the affidavit states.

The affidavit notes that DHS removed the couple's month-old child from their home. The child is now 3 years old.

Source: Tulsa World