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Paul Weber

Prosecutors filed charges Thursday against the La Crosse man they say threatened to blow up the post office.

Paul Weber, 48, tried to to force his way into U.S. Rep. Ron Kind's office Wednesday afternoon after making the threat, court records state.

He was agitated and pacing at the Internal Revenue Service on the second-floor of the post office about 1 p.m. while demanding to speak to an agent, according to the complaint filed in La Crosse County Circuit Court.

"If I don't see Kevin, I will blow this place up," Weber told an IRS agent.

Weber fled the building and returned for a second time to Kind's office on Fifth Avenue yelling and demanding to see Kind, who was in the office, the complaint states.

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One of the congressman's staff members blocked Weber from getting into Kind's office and pushed him out the door.

"You're gone. You're all (expletive) gone. You're gonners," Weber shouted on his way out.

Prosecutors charged him with causing a bomb scare and disorderly conduct.

Weber, of 1533 Charles St., returns to court Wednesday with an attorney and is jailed on a $15,000 cash bond.

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