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Employee accused of threatening Menards distribution center in Wisconsin

Posted at 4:11 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 17:11:20-04

EAU CLAIRE (AP) — A Wisconsin man is accused of threatening to open fire at a Menards distribution center.

Thirty-one-year-old Kevin Pinkham of Eau Claire was charged Tuesday with terrorist threats — a felony —and misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

According to the complaint, Pinkham worked at the Menards center in the Town of Union and told another employee he would "shoot the place up."

Pinkham told a deputy he had also texted his girlfriend, saying he was "going to kill everyone." Pinkham said it was a joke and that he didn't mean it.

WEAU-TV reported authorities found rifles and ammunition during a search of Pinkham's home.

Cash bond for Pinkham was set at $10,000. He remains in jail and is due back in court Aug. 27. Court records did not list an attorney who could speak for him.