A Missouri Man Arrested For Trying To ‘Blow Up’ Worlds Of Fun In Kansas City
Thank goodness for law enforcement in Jackson County. One of the most enjoyable places to bring the kids to and have a day of delight is Worlds Of Fun in Kansas City. A Missouri man has been arrested for threatening to 'blow up' the park.
Jackson County prosecutors charged a man after he is accused of threatening to kill children at the Worlds of Fun amusement park.
Jonathan Gregory Smith, 59, of Raytown, Missouri, is charged with first-degree terrorist threat. He was arrested after police responded to the Hometowne Studios Hotel near Worlds of Fun on Sunday. You can read more about this HERE.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Department told investigators that Smith tried to buy a weapon from a department confidential informant. In reading more about this situation, this suspect wanted to "go out on his own terms" in a "Texas-Style shooting"
Thankfully, an employee called the police after the suspect had called the hotel and threatened to blow up the park and hotel. The suspect is in custody. He is no held on $100,000 bond, even though court documents show officers do not believe he will show up for court if he is released from custody.