Indiana man charged with threatening reproductive clinics

Police Lights

An Indiana man faces federal charges for posting online threats to commit violence at women's reproductive health clinics in the Chicago area and northwest Indiana.

Posted: Feb. 8, 2018 11:55 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — An Indiana man faces federal charges for posting online threats to commit violence at women's reproductive health clinics in the Chicago area and northwest Indiana.

A federal magistrate ordered 33-year-old Luke Daniel Wiersma of Dyer, Indiana, held without bond until a Friday detention hearing. He was arrested Tuesday. Federal prosecutors say Wiersma posted online threats at least seven times last October and November through the clinics' websites.

Prosecutors say Wiersma allegedly says in one threat that he will "do anything and everything to stop the unmitigated murders of fetuses." He also said, "I will blow you up if I have to, burn the clinic down."

Wiersma is charged with transmitting threats to injure and using threats of force to intimidate or interfere with reproductive health services.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 38°
Kokomo
Clear
44° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 38°
Rensselaer
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 39°
Fowler
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 39°
Williamsport
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 37°
Crawfordsville
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 35°
Frankfort
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 41°
Delphi
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 38°
Monticello
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 38°
Logansport
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 35°
Not Quite As Cold & Frosty Tonight....Bright, Windy, Cool Wednesday.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events