Glenn Schaeffer arrested after family reports threat to burn down St. Joseph’s Hospital: cops

Glenn Schaeffer arrested after family reports threat to burn down St. Joseph’s Hospital: cops

A Florida man is behind bars after threatening to burn down a hospital in a revenge plan aimed toward getting the eye of the FBI.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned a member of the family of 56-year-old Glenn Schaeffer known as deputies to report he left his house Monday evening wearing camouflage and presumably armed with a pipe bomb or Molotov cocktails.

Patrol items positioned Schaeffer and tried to cease him close to US Freeway 41 S and Pennsylvania Avenue, however he refused to exit his automobile and finally fled.

Afterward, deputies made contact with Schaeffer once more at his house in Gibsonton and took him into custody with out incident.

Deputies searched his car and reportedly discovered two firearms, a whole lot of rounds of ammunition, and bottles with an unknown liquid. 

The HCSO bomb squad responded to the scene to analyze the liquid and the bottles and located the liquid was not flammable. An agent with the FBI’s Tampa Division additionally responded to the placement.

A member of the family of Glenn Schaeffer (pictured) known as deputies to report Schaeffer left his house wearing camouflage and was presumably armed.Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Of

Schaeffer reportedly admitted to detectives that he was “upset and planning on igniting the liquid at St. Joseph’s Hospital – South.” He additionally allegedly advised detectives the weapons have been for hospital safety guards and “anybody else that will pose a risk to him.”

The sheriff’s workplace mentioned he additionally admitted he needed to get the eye of the FBI.

In a press release, Sheriff Chad Chronister mentioned guaranteeing the protection of the neighborhood is a shared duty.

Schaeffer reportedly admitted to detectives that he was “upset and planning on igniting the liquid at St. Joseph’s Hospital – South.”
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Deputies searched his car and reportedly discovered two firearms and a whole lot of rounds of ammunition.

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Hillsborough County deputies made contact with Schaeffer at his house in Gibsonton and took him into custody with out incident.
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“I commend the member of the family on this case for reporting the suspect’s threatening conduct, and the swift actions of our deputies that thwarted the potential hurt to others,” Chronister wrote.

Jail data present Schaeffer is charged with felony fleeing to elude and possessing a harmful gadget with the intent to hurt. He’s in jail on a $9,500 bond. 

The sheriff’s workplace mentioned the investigation stays lively and extra expenses could possibly be pending.

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