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Lewes man threatens to blow up pharmacy

Cape Gazette of Lewes, Delaware

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A 26-year-old Lewes man faces charges after police say he threatened to blow up a Kent County pharmacy Jan. 2 if employees did not give him drugs.

Curtis Kuhn went to the pharmacy counter of the Walgreens in Magnolia at 9:30 a.m. and placed a note on the counter, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police.

A 42-year-old pharmacist got the note demanding she put Percocet and Xanax in a bag, Fournier said. Kuhn told the pharmacist that he had explosives strapped to him, and he would blow up himself and others around him unless he received the drugs, Fournier said.

Fournier said Kuhn also told the pharmacist that people waiting in a car in Walgreens' parking lot forced him to do it. Within three minutes of the call, Fournier said, troopers responded to the Walgreens and took Kuhn into custody without incident. A search revealed no explosives were strapped to him, and there was no car waiting in the parking lot.

The 42-year-old pharmacist and a 30-year-old female employee working the counter were uninjured in this incident, and no evacuations were warranted, Fournier said.

Kuhn was taken to Troop 3 where he was charged with first-degree attempted robbery, attempted theft of a controlled substance and two counts of terroristic threatening. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $27,000 secured bond. He is to have no contact with any Walgreens within the state of Delaware, Fournier said.

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Original Publication Date: January 5, 2016

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