COLUMBUS, OHIO: A man who walked into the lobby of a downtown Columbus building and threatened to blow it up last year has been committed to a state psychiatric hospital.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that 44-year-old Munir Saleh was found not guilty by reason of insanity earlier this month. Two psychologists determined that he was so mentally ill at the time of the May 31 incident that he didn’t understand his actions.
Authorities say Saleh walked into the lobby of the 31-story American Electric Power building with a package and told security that he intended to blow up the building and shoot any responding police officers. He had parked a Jeep in front of the building and placed three cases near the building.
No explosives were found.