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Man Arrested in Independence After Threat to Set Fire to Organization

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The man arrested on Sunday in Independence, accused of planning to set fire to an organization in Greater Cincinnati, is now being held at the Kenton County Detention Center on $100,000 bond.

Daniel Kibler, 28, appeared for arraignment in Kenton District Court on Monday morning. His potential target, according to a search warrant, was a Planned Parenthood location in Cincinnati.

According to the warrant, “Kibler has been talking about his desire to bomb or firebomb a Planned Parenthood location in Cincinnati," Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders confirmed to The River City News.

Kenton County Police on Monday released a statement saying, "Further investigation has revealed that there were indirect threats made of setting fire to
Planned Parenthood Cincinnati, no specific location. It is also confirmed that the “device” was a flammable substance."

The Kenton County Police Department reported Sunday that the Regional SWAT team and the Independence Fire Department executed a search warrant at 4979 Open Meadow Drive in Independence.

There, officers arrested Daniel Kibler, 28, and charged him with possession of a destructive device or booby trap device, third degree terroristic threatening, and eight counts of first degree wanton endangerment.

Police did not offer details as to the nature of the device that Kibler is accused of possessing or which local organization was allegedly targeted.

This story may be updated.

-Staff report

Top Photo: Daniel Kibler (via Kenton County Detention Center)

Bottom photo: Investigators on Open Meadow Drive in Independence (RCN)

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Investigators on Open Meadow Drive in Independence (RCN)