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Hawthorne Man Behind Bars, Threatens to Blow Up Home

The Mineral County Sheriff's Office has a man behind bars after he threatened to blow up his home.

According to Sheriff Stewart Handte, 61-year-old Steven Ted Anderson called his girlfriend Friday morning saying he was going to kill himself, and blow up his house on E street in Hawthorne.

Sheriff Handte says deputies responded to the home, and when no one answered the door, they went inside. He says, that's when Anderson fired two rounds of a high-powered rifle into the ceiling, causing deputies to leave.

A short time later, Anderson surrendered and was taken into custody.

The sheriff says Anderson had rigged the home to explode using propane tanks and high-powered ammunition.

Anderson was booked into the Mineral County Jail on several charges including assault with a deadly weapon and making a bomb threat. He is being held on $566,280 bail.
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