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Pataskala Man Charged With Threatening To Blow Up Government Offices

Licking County Sheriff's Office

A Pataskala man has been arrested for threatening to blow up multiple government buildings.

Court documents show Noah McFarland, 23, told co-workers at a packaging company that he wanted to get bomb-making materials with the goal of blowing up a judge's home, the Licking County courthouse, a police station, and buildings that housed the Internal Revenue Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The employees told human resources, who then contacted police.

McFarland was charged Wednesday with making a terroristic threat. He is being held in lieu of $150,000 bond.

Court records show McFarland told his co-workers he was angry at the government for how he was treated following his conviction of vehicular assault after a 2014 car crash.