Cops: Man plotted armed mannequin, bombing on officers

Associated Press

Hartville, Ohio — Police in Ohio have arrested a man who they say was plotting to attack a police station using armed mannequins and explosives.

Police say they were alerted that 51-year-old Timothy Ward was planning to use mannequins to shoot officers and blow up the police station in Marlboro Township, Stark County, about 30 miles outside of Akron.

Federal and local law enforcement officials searched both his and his father’s homes. Marlboro Township Police Chief Ron Devies says the FBI told him that they found bomb making materials, but not complete bombs.

WJW-TV in Cleveland reports there’s video showing Ward posing with mannequins, and that police have several such videos that were posted online.

Ward was arrested Tuesday on retaliation and weapons charges. It wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney.