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Bauman arrested on threat charge

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Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa -- A 19-year-old Rock Rapids man was arrested on class D felony charges for threat of terrorism March 12.

According to a news release, the Lyon County Sheriff's Department received information from the FBI joint terrorism task force concerning a Rock Rapids man. With a search warrant in hand, the sherriff's office, FBI and Iowa Intelligence Fusion Center went to the home of Michael Bauman at 508 S. Adams St. and executed the warrant.

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Numerous computers and guns were seized and Bauman was arrested. He is being held on a $10,000 cash only bond. Bauman is alleged to have threatened to blow up a television relay tower, burn down businesses and kill law enforcement officials.

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