62-year-old man accused of threatening to blow himself up at Tamuning Shell station


A 62-year-old man has been booked and confined on a charge of terrorist conduct over an allegation that he threatened to blow himself up at a gas station.

Guam police spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao reports that officers from the Tumon Precinct responded to the incident at 6:20 a.m.

According to their report,  Robert Lake walked up to one of the gasoline pumps at the Shell station on Chalan San Antonio this morning, removed the nozzle of one of the pumps, and held a lighter to it.

Witnesses say Lake then began yelling at the attendants to open the valves because he wanted to blow himself up.

Fearful for their safety, the gas station attendants shut down the fuel pumps and fled to the neighboring Shell convenience store where they called police.

Sgt. Tapao says that Lake followed them and banged on the door demanding that they open up.

The employees then fled out the back door and across the street until police arrived.

Lake was later found outside Pacific Tire next store to the Shell Station where he was placed under arrest.