LA CROSSE, WI (WTAQ) - A La Crosse man was given a conditional release Monday, after he was found to be not guilty by insanity to making threats at a federal building which houses the La Crosse Post Office.
Circuit Judge Todd Bjerke told Paul Weber that he’s not allowed to enter the post office or Congressman Ron Kind’s office in the same building. And he must stay away from IRS employees and certain other people.
The 49-year-old Weber demanded to speak to an IRS agent last August – and if his demand was rejected, he said he would, “blow this place up.” Authorities said he also made threats at the post office, then went to Kind’s office and demanded to see him.
One of Kind’s staff members pushed Weber out the door – and he responded by saying they were, “gonners.”
He was found guilty of making bomb scares, and a charge of disorderly conduct was dropped. Weber said there were no actual explosives involved with his threats.