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Bloomer man threatens to blow up Eau Claire home


Eau Claire (WQOW) - A Bloomer man faces two felony charges for allegedly threatening to blow up a home in Eau Claire.

Matthew Gensler is charged with two counts of making a terrorist threat.

According to the criminal complaint, he told a co-worker he was going to break into their home, turn the gas on, and blow it up. He also threatened to hit his 15-year-old daughter with his car. Later, at that home, he slammed a door on the co-worker's hand. The victim said he appeared to be on drugs.

When speaking to police, Gensler denied making the threats, but admitted he was a recovering drug addict and did not remember much of the day before.

Gensler returns to court in May. If convicted of all charges, he faces up to 7 years in prison.

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