After a witness told police that a Marlow man had threatened to "blow things up," police arrested the man at a Bricktown hotel.
Early this week, officers were called to the Homewood Suites in Bricktown after a woman reported that Richard Paul Holt, 63, threatened to blow something up, and she assumed him to mean the hotel. In Holt's room, investigators reportedly found "primers, assorted ammo, projectiles," and a copy of The Anarchist's Cookbook, a how-to manual for making explosives and manufacturing illicit drugs.
In addition to the materials found in the room rented by Holt, police also reportedly found drug-related items and Pyrodex pellets, for use in muzzle-loaded rifles.
Monday's arrest marks the third arrest for Holt in less than a month. On March 7, police arrested him at the Hampton Inn at 300 E. Sheridan. That arrest came after hotel employees called police to report a disturbance, and officers ultimately arrested hold on a complaint of meth possession.
Roughly a week later, on March 15, police arrested him at the Homewood Suites at 328 E. Sheridan, the same hotel as Monday's arrest. In that incident, Holt reportedly called 9-1-1 37 times within one hour. He reportedly tried to kick a responding police officer. He was subsequently arrested on complaints of making false 9-1-1 calls and assault and battery on a police officer.
Eleven days later, on March 26, Holt was arrested at the hotel on complaints of making a bomb threat and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. As of this writing, he remains in custody at the Oklahoma County Jail, held on $20,000 bond.
Court records show he has been charged with one count of making a bomb threat.
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