A woman who allegedly threatened to blow up the Child Protective Services building in Spokane had a large firework resembling dynamite at her home on the 1800 block of E. First Avenue, authorities said.
Daisy R. Mace, 29, allegedly told a friend that she was going to blow up the CPS building, according to court records. Mace’s four children were removed from her custody by the state agency about six weeks ago. Witnesses saw that Mace had at least one stick of dynamite, and reported the threat to police, believing she was serious about her threats.
Police responded to the threats Wednesday evening, closing off several blocks of the East Sprague neighborhood while the Explosives Disposal Unit arrived. Mace cooperated, telling officers where they could find the firework. She denied threatening to harm social workers or blow up the CPS office.
Police searched Mace’s home and found a large firework in her home resembling a stick of dynamite, according to court records. They also reportedly discovered a roll of electric blasting wire, four marijuana plants and books on guerrilla warfare.
“(The books) cause me concern, because we do live in a society today where it seems like no one is safe,” Superior Court Judge James Triplet said during Mace’s first appearance Thursday.
Members of Mace’s family were at the court, but declined to comment.
Mace was booked into Spokane County Jail on felony charges of threatening to bomb or injure people. Her bond is set at $2,500.