An angry businessman is accused of plotting to “shed the blood of the innocent” at the big game. Feds say he turned himself in after driving within sight of the University of Phoenix Stadium armed with a rifle and 200 rounds of ammunition.
Kurt William Havelock said in a manifesto mailed Sunday to media outlets that he would “shed the blood of the innocent,” according to court documents.
The documents say he was armed with an AR-15 assault-style rifle when he reached a parking lot near University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, where pre-game activities were happening.
“He waited about a minute and decided he couldn’t do this,” FBI agent Philip Thorlin testified at a detention hearing for Havelock on Tuesday.
Havelock’s father testified that his son then called his fiancee and met his parents at his Tempe condominium.
“He was very upset, he was sobbing hysterically,” Frank Havelock said. “He said, ‘I’ve done something terribly, terribly wrong.’
“Kurt Havelock, 35, turned himself in and was charged Monday with mailing threatening communications. He is being held without bail.
It was unclear whether he had a lawyer, and additional hearings have yet to be scheduled.
Federal authorities say Havelock was upset because his establishment was recently denied a liquor license by the city of Tempe, like Glendale a Phoenix suburb.
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