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.