Man charged with Wheeling federal building threat

  • February 21, 2014

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – A Wheeling man was charged with threatening to shoot up a federal building that was previously targeted by a gunman who was killed by police.

According to media reports, 43-year-old Charles Edwin Coffman was charged with threatening to commit a terrorist act. The felony charge is punishable by up to three years in prison.

Wheeling police said a woman who was with Coffman Wednesday told them he said: “If everything keeps going like this, I am going to do what the cop did to the federal building, and I can get the guns.”

Coffman was apparently referencing an October incident in which former police officer Thomas Piccard fired 26 shots at the federal courthouse before being shot and killed by authorities.


blog comments powered by Disqus

Philly fire truck cash injures 5

A look how Wolf’s budget proposal fared in the Legislature

Police officer shot, killed during call; suspect in custody

Taxes at bottom of budget battle

Officials say acorn shortage could hurt December bear hunt

Northeast Ohio nature center creates life-sized Candy Land

Man arrested after shooting in West Virginia Wal-Mart lot

Protesters call for end to gun violence in Harrisburg

Water treatment plants protest algae testing

Police chief resigns over slur