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National Guard member charged after allegedly threatening to fly an airplane into Anheuser-Busch plant

National Guard member charged after allegedly threatening to fly an airplane into Anheuser-Busch plant

Jack McLaughlin

A member of the Ohio National Guard has been charged with allegedly threatening to fly an airplane into the Columbus Anheuser-Busch production facility.

According to court records, Columbus Police discovered on Dec. 16 of last year that James Meade II made a Discord post stating his desire to crash an airplane into the Anheuser-Busch production facility, which is located at 700 Schrock Rd. 

Discord is a social media platform allowing for chat channels around a wide variety of topics.

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Court records state that, according to Columbus police, Meade said he wanted to “fly a plane into the towers of the Anheuser-Busch Plant.”

He also allegedly posted “I hope they got a terrorism insurance plan the day before.”

Meade is a member of the Ohio National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment. He is an Air Defense Battle Management System operator.

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