A 56-year-old woman summoned Columbus police to the intersection of West Henderson and Dierker roads at 2:52 a.m. July 26 to show officers a threatening email she had received from an ex-boyfriend at 11 p.m. July 25.
"In the email, which the victim showed to the reporting officer, the suspect complained about her interfering in his new relationship and that he might 'strap a bomb to his chest and blow up half the city,'" according to the report.
"The victim stated she does not believe the suspect has access to bomb-making material and that he did not mean it literally."
In other recent Columbus Division of Police incident reports from northwest Columbus:
* A $500 laptop and a gaming system worth $250 were among items stolen during a burglary in the 600 block of Everwood Avenue that was reported at 11:13 a.m. July 25.
The victim, a 23-year-old man, said the break-in took place after 10:45 p.m. July 24.
* Gold valued at $3,825, $155 in silver and bonds valued at $1,000 were reported missing at 1:48 p.m. July 24 by a 59-year-old man who lives in the 5600 block of Moorgate Drive.
The victim said he suspects a woman he met via social media and allowed to move into his residence Jan. 1 might have taken the items. He said their relationship ended and the woman decided to move back to Florida. He also said that another woman had lived in his home for a short period of time.
* An early-morning argument over a parking space in the 5100 block of Dalmeny Court resulted in a 35-year-old man filing a menacing complaint at 7:55 p.m. July 23.
The victim said the parking lot dispute took place at 5:30 that morning.
He told officers that during the disturbance "the suspect stated he was going to shoot him and his wife."
* Two juveniles said a game they were playing with another boy in the 2900 block of Dublin Arbor Lane "got out of hand" at 5:30 p.m. July 23.
"The victims stated the suspect then went home and got a knife which he used to threaten them," according to the responding officer.
* A 30-year-old Gahanna man was transported to an unnamed hospital at 3 a.m. July 22 after officers responded to a report of an assault in the 1800 block of Hard Road.