Police: Man charged after making alleged pipe bomb at work
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A Huntington man is in jail after police said he made what appeared to be a pipe bomb at work.
Huntington police arrested Timothy David Ahler, 58, on Dec. 20 after responding to a call of a suspected explosive device at Huntington Steel.
According to the criminal complaint filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court, Ahler’s co-worker called police after several incidents on Dec. 16.
The complaint states Ahler had been spoken to by a supervisor earlier that day and then made threats to another employee including “shooting him and his family for talking to him like a child.”
The other employees told police Ahler started welding materials together, according to the complaint.
The complaint then states other workers asked Ahler what he was doing and he replied, “making a Christmas gift for his supervisor.”
The co-workers then found what appeared to be a pipe bomb on Ahler’s desk.
Ahler is charged with making terroristic threats and is in the Western Regional jail.
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