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Crime & Courts

Elmhurst man accused of St. Pat's parade bomb threat held on $100K bond

Glenn Schumacher, 58, of Elmhurst is being held on $100,000 bond for a disorderly conduct charge after posting an online comment threatening the use of explosive devices at the Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade, authorities said. (Photo provided)
Glenn Schumacher, 58, of Elmhurst is being held on $100,000 bond for a disorderly conduct charge after posting an online comment threatening the use of explosive devices at the Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade, authorities said. (Photo provided)

ELMHURST – The man who made a comment about "well placed pressure cooker pots" along the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Elmhurst is being held on $100,000 bond.

Glenn Schumacher, 58, of the 500 block of South Cedar Avenue in Elmhurst, was charged with disorderly conduct for making a false bomb or deadly substance threat and appeared in DuPage County court Sunday, DuPage County State's Attorney's Office spokesman Paul Darrah said.

Schumacher's comment was posted at about 3 p.m. March 7 on a local news website on a story about the parade. The comment has since been removed.

The City of Elmhurst released a statement Saturday morning stating that the Elmhurst police had investigated the threat. Police determined there was no threat, and the parade continued as planned with the usual police presence.

The city's statement said the comment referenced the Boston Marathon. On April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line, killing three people and injuring hundreds more.

Darrah said according to documents, Schumacher did not directly mention the Boston Marathon.

Schumacher is scheduled to appear in court March 18 for a status hearing and March 31 for arraignment.

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