Mass Shooting Thwarted By Mother, Bolivar Man Charged With 3 Felonies
A Bolivar, Mo. man has been arrested for allegedly plotting to shoot people at the last installment of the “Twilight” movie and finishing the bloodbath at a nearby Wal-Mart.
Blaec Lammers, 20, is still in jail, being held on a $500,000 bond in Polk County after his scared mother called police to undermine his plot. Lammers confessed to police that he had hoped to make the rampage at the theater and then head to Wal-Mart where he would have access to hundreds of more bullets. He said he was also hoping to stab a Wal-Mart worker fatally.
He was charged on Friday with terrorist threatening, armed criminal action and first-degree assault. The chargers are focused more on the Wal-Mart plot.
In an effort to carry out his plot, Lammers bought two assault rifles, similar to the ones used in the Aurora, Co. shooting at the midnight showing of The Dark Night. According to police, Lammers purchased the guns and 400 bullets legally. Police say Lammers bought one gun Monday and the other gun the next day. He, then, went to the Aldrich to train on how to shoot since he had never fired a gun before and he wanted to ensure he knew how they worked.
In a probable cause statement, police wrote Lammers was not on his medication. Lammers is said to be under a doctor’s care. Ken Ashlock, Polk County prosecutor, said his office was going to file a motion to ask for a medical exam to be conducted on Lammers.
In 2009, Lammers stalked one of the Wal-Mart employee in the store. Police intervened in the matter. And, although he wasn’t charged in the incident, he was placed on a 96-hour hold for a mental health evaluation. In Missouri, any person who seems to be a threat to himself or others can be held up to 96 hours.
Bolivar is a small town of 10,000 people and lies around 130 miles southeast of Kansas City.
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