Kansas City Man Charged With Threatening Jewish Congregation


A man from Kansas City has been charged with threatening a Jewish congregation in the city of Overland Park.

Forty-year-old Brian Wachter, who was arrested June 22, appeared before judges in a county court via video on a charge of making a criminal threat against the Jewish congregation of Beth Shalom.

The charge involves the violation of Kansas Statute 21-5415a by allegedly making a threat to “commit violence communicated with intent to place another in fear, or to cause the evacuation, lock down or disruption in regular, ongoing activities of any building, place of assembly or facility of transportation, or in reckless disregard of the risk of causing such fear or evacuation, lock down or disruption in regular, ongoing activities,” according to Kansas City’s Fox 4 News.

Wachter’s bail was set at $25,000, and he has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.




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