Man Turns Himself In After Threatening To Burn Down Abortion Clinic

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An Indiana man appeared in court Wednesday to face charges connected with his threat to burn down a local abortion clinic.

Luke Wiersma reportedly threatened to blow up an abortion clinic to stop the “unmitigated murders of fetuses,” but also sent anonymous tips into the FBI warning of his intention, according to federal agents.

“Luke Wiersma is a danger to society. He plans on committing crimes against abortion clinics. He has threatened to ‘do whatever is necessary to stop the unmitigated murders of fetuses at baby killing mills.’ I don’t know what he meant but I think he is possibly planning a violent attack,” anonymous messages to the FBI read.

Wiersma currently faces up to six years in prison for his threats to burn down abortion clinics in Hammond and Chicago. He reportedly agreed to meet Tuesday with FBI agents where he confessed to both sending threats and messages to the FBI tipping them off to his plans.


Wiersma said he was a member of the Army of God, a Christian domestic terrorist organization, according to the FBI. The group has taken responsibility in the past for bombing an Alabama abortion clinic.

“You will all f—ing pay for what you do. If not by my hand it will be by somebody else’s,” one message sent to the Chicago clinic’s website read. “I want you to burn, I want you all to Die. You are pieces of f—ing sh– shut (sic) and deserve everything you got coming. You and your clinic will be going down soon. Watch your back.”

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