Area Man Accused of Bomb Threat

Posted by Warren Krech on May 3, 2013

A Cole County man faces charges of making a bomb threat and assault on a police officer.

49-year-old Mark Balcer allegedly called police, saying he had planted bombs in his Shepard Hills yard and was going to “blow up lesbians”. When officers went to his home Wednesday, he met them at the door with a gun. Investigators also say Balcer claimed he would kidnap his case worker and then kill himself.

Deputies left but returned to arrest him later. No bombs were found.

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