Lakewood woman charged with threatening to blow up government building

Staff writerOctober 29, 2013 

The call to blow up a government building came from a Lakewood post office.

A 45-year-old woman has pleaded not guilty to threatening to bomb or injure property and was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

The incident happened Saturday when the woman brought several bags inside the post office, made a purchase and then began talking loudly on the phone, according to charging papers.

An employee overheard her threatening to blow up a federal building and told her she was committing a crime but she claimed not to care, court records show.

The woman then called 911 and allegedly said, “If I don’t get some serious help and I’ve cried out to you guys, I might blow up a government building. That’s not a threat, it’s a promise.”

Police arrested her and booked her into the Pierce County Jail.

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