A Springfield man has been accused of threatening to release a chlorine gas cloud near the Springfield water treatment plant. It is making news as Local Man Threatening To Release Chlorine Gas Cloud Near Water Treatment Plant.

Scott Moody, who is 48, has been charged in Clark County Municipal Court. He is charged with making terrorist threats. He has pleaded “not guilty” to the charge. His bond has been set at $10,000.

Police started their investigation into the matter on April 6. They were first contacted by the Ohio Fire Marshall’s Office. In it, they said that they have received a phone call from an unidentified man asking a lot of security questions. An affidavit filed with the charge says it.

“Mr. Moody stated at one point that he would ‘release a chlorine gas cloud from the City of Springfield Water Treatment Plant, and I’ll sit back and watch you do your work as you evacuate a five-mile radius,”

according to the affidavit. The manner in which he has pleaded not guilty has raised some eyebrows.