The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office says a Piney Flats man was arrested this weekend after threatening to blow up Boone Dam.
Deputies were speaking with Joel Nadeau while making a welfare check on a woman they thought was with him. Deputies say while questioning Nadeau he began to get irritated and started yelling.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Nadeau said that if the Tennessee Valley Authority did not raise water levels in Boone Lake, he would blow up the dam. Investigators said he also told deputies that he had the means and experience to carry out the plan.
Nadeau was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats among other charges.
Investigators say no explosives were found on the property.
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