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UPDATE: Police: Minn. man threatened to shoot, kill children

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Loren Todd Saxon, 48, of Charles City Loren Todd Saxon, 48, of Charles City

A man was arrested last weekend in Charles City after police say he got drunk, said he was with a terrorist group and made threatening statements against school children.

According to a criminal complaint, Loren Todd Saxon, 48, of Preston, Minnesota, was arrested Aug. 24 and charged with terroristic threats, a felony, and second-degree public intoxication, a serious misdemeanor.

According to Charles City Police, officers were called to the Best Budget Inn in Charles City for a report of an intoxicated individual sometime on Sunday.

When they arrived, officers say they found Saxon "heavily intoxicated," according to a release from the Floyd County Attorney's Office. He then allegedly told police "many times" that he was "with al-Qaeda" and intended to go into unspecified schools and "shoot as many children as he can."

He also told police he intended to kill "at least 80 children himself," according to the criminal complaint.

Saxon was taken to the Floyd County Jail, where he remains on a $6,000 cash-only bond, the maximum bond allowed.

The Floyd County Attorney's Office said if Saxon is released from custody, they would alert Charles City Schools officials to ensure all necessary precautions would be taken.

No further information was released.

Saxon has previously been arrested in Iowa for public intoxication, as well as arrests for domestic abuse, disorderly conduct and interference with official acts, according to Iowa Courts Online.

Shelley Russell contributed to this report.

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