Police Say a Former Marine Vowed to Strike the Las Vegas Strip With Lethal Explosives
By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, December 1, 2022 9:52 am
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (702 Times, NV Globe) – An ex-U.S. Marine planned a large-scale attack on the Las Vegas Strip, provoking a massive police reaction in which detectives discovered guns and military-style explosives in his apartment.
According to court documents, Jeremy Schumacher, 41, is charged with making a false threat involving an act of terrorism. Schumacher was ordered jailed on $1 million bail after his initial court appearance on Tuesday by Judge Elana Lee Graham.
On Monday, Nov. 28, a person reported to police that Schumacher had threatened to “carry out an act of mass violence” at the Fashion Show Mall on the Las Vegas Strip. Schumacher and the individual are acquaintances, but officials are not disclosing their relationship in order to safeguard the identity of the individual.
According to authorities, the talk included threats to harm the caller, their workplace, and himself. Police claimed they recovered an AR-15 weapon, armor-piercing ammunition, and various other military and law-enforcement items during a search of Schumacher’s residence.
According to authorities, Schumacher also emailed the caller a photo from inside his flat, which showed a “heavily broken door” and the phrases, “you’ll see [redacted]… you’re [redacted], I’m coming for you.”
According to records, police were especially worried since Schumacher’s apartment had a direct view of the Fremont Street area. Police also discovered a rifle with a grenade launcher attached, as well as military-style explosive devices, in the flat.
According to records, police think Schumacher “retained the potential to carry out such an act” and had displayed warning signals “of planning/preparation for an attack.”
According to police, Schumacher informed detectives that the language he used may be construed as menacing.
Schumacher’s previous interactions with police included a call last summer in which he threatened to murder a HOA representative before spraypainting an expletive inside elevators, according to police.
Schumacher was still being held on $1 million bail as of Thursday.
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