Man faces terroristic threats charge for threatening to kill mayor, bomb Carver High School

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comMay 9, 2013 

A man who allegedly threatened Mayor Teresa Tomlinson's life and told police he was going to bomb Carver High School faced charges of terroristic threats and transmitting a false public alarm Thursday morning in Recorder's Court.

Brian Reed, 20, was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly sent an e-mail to the Columbus Police Department in which he threatened to kill Tomlinson and bomb Carver High School. Reed also demanded a ransom of $1 million in the e-mail, according to court testimony. He faced charges of theft by extortion, terroristic threats and transmitting a false public alarm during Wednesday's hearing.

The Mayor's Office confirmed that Tomlinson was made aware of the threat and safety precautions were taken.

Judge Michael Cielinski set Reed's bond at $85,000 during Thursday's hearing.

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