Police: Man allegedly threatens to blow up court and ex-girlfriend

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by Elizabeth Eisele/ KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 10:13 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 14 at 10:41 PM

(KMOV.com) -- St. Louis County Police said they had to notify the FBI, the ATF and even the bomb and arson squad because a man made threats directed at his ex-girlfriend and the St. Louis County court.

Authorities said an order of protection set Corey Fletcher, 35, off. They said Fletcher allegedly made a reference to doing something extreme in “court” just days before he was scheduled for a court appearance. Police said he also texted his ex-girlfriend about the recent order of protection against him.

The chief of the Lakeshire Police in south St. Louis County said they are not taking Fletcher’s alleged threats lightly.

“Threatening them to keep them from going to court,” said Chief Wayne Neidenberg, “[He] said he would blow them and the court up.”

Neidenberg said court security was notified while pictures of Fletcher, his record, description and the day he is due in court were also given to security.

Lakeshire Police said what they do know is that Fletcher’s behavior was enough to deem him a “threat to himself and the community.”

Flectcher is now being held in the St. Louis County jail. 

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