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Updated May 25 at 9:12 a.m.:

Weston Harper, 62 was charged with terroristic threats and acts for threatening to blow up a voting precinct May 24. This post has been updated to include Harper’s mugshot. More information will be released as it becomes available.

Witness photo of Harper’s arrest following May 24 incident at the polls. Submitted by Hilary Peil.

Original post at 8:54 p.m. on May 24:

A Columbia County man was arrested Tuesday after threatening to blow up a voting precinct after being told he was in the wrong location.

Weston Harper, 62, arrived at Voting Precinct 108 at Elim Church, 470 Furys Ferry Road. When he tried to vote, he was told by poll workers that the church was not his proper precinct, and he was given the information on the correct place to vote, according to Maj. Steve Morris with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

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Harper began arguing with the poll workers and made the statement “I’ll come back and blow this place up,” Morris said.

Deputy Marta Cruz, who was working at the polls, arrested Harper who is being charged with making terroristic threats.

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