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Charges: Wasilla man threatened to blow up an Anchorage Planned Parenthood clinic

  • Author: Jerzy Shedlock
  • Updated: November 18, 2016
  • Published November 17, 2016

Wasilla resident Robert Joseph Klima, 52, stands accused of calling Planned Parenthood and threatening to blow up one of its Anchorage locations.

A one-count indictment handed up by an Anchorage grand jury Wednesday charges Klima with a single count of threatening telephone calls. The charge carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years.

Prosecutors say Klima left three voicemail messages against the Planned Parenthood in Anchorage. The threats were left with a call center in Tacoma, Washington, on Nov. 6, according to charging documents.

"In the first voicemail message, Klima stated that if Planned Parenthood performed an abortion for another individual, Klima would 'treat you just as a murderer,' " prosecutors said.

Klima assured the nonprofit he knew how to carry out the destruction of the building, the charges say.

In a second message, Klima insisted Planned Parenthood call him back to "avoid any kind of unpleasantries" that would result if it carried out the abortion he wanted to stop, according to the charges.

The FBI used the phone number and social media posts to connect Klima to the calls, according to the charges.

Klima called a third time and said there was a rocket-propelled grenade aimed at the building; he suggested it stay closed for the day, prosecutors said.

"I can and will put a bullet right through their forehead and go ahead and have coffee afterwards," Klima allegedly threatened.

Klima is jailed at the Anchorage Correctional Complex. His arraignment and a detention hearing have been set for Nov. 28 in Anchorage.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that Klima had not been arrested. He has been jailed in Anchorage.

 

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