Iowa Man Arrested After Threat to Blow Up Madison County Church


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MADISON COUNTY, Iowa  —  A central Iowa man is behind bars after threatening to blow up a church.

Robert Cain, a 75-year-old resident of Cumming, was arrested and charged with first degree harassment and threats of terrorism. Around 7 a.m. on Friday, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by St. Patrick’s Church in rural Madison County. Church officials reported receiving a message threatening to blow up the church.

Cain remains in custody at the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.


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