Michelle Kolts Bio
Michelle Kolts is a Florida woman who accused making many bombs and discovered a trove of pipe bombs, weapons, and bomb-making materials in her bedroom.
PIPE BOMBS ARREST: “Parents of Michelle Kolts, 27, called HCSO concerned about materials they found while checking their daughter’s bedroom” @WFLA @WFLARyan #terrorism #arrest #crime #threat #florida #tampa #lawenforcement pic.twitter.com/2YKWS9whZF
— Mahsa Saeidi, Esq. (@WFLAMahsa) October 4, 2019
Michelle Kolts Age
She is 27 years old.
Michelle Kolts Arrested Discovered Bomb Making Material
Last night, just after 5, #teamhcso deputies received a call from parents concerned about their 27 year old daughter, Michelle Kolts. They found what appeared to be pipe bombs and other bomb making materials and weapons in her bedroom & immediately called 911.#hcsopipebombarrest pic.twitter.com/qzEZaYsSOL
— HCSO #teamhcso (@HCSOSheriff) October 4, 2019
Michelle Kolt’s parents told authorities about her bomb-making material, she built two dozen pipe bombs, packed with nails and pellets, and had amassed an “astonishing” amount of weapons — all with the “intention of hurting people,” Police authorities of Hillsborough County sheriff’s office confirmed.
The homemade twenty-four pipe bombs weren’t finished but they could be made lethal in under a minute after adding the fuse and powder, according to authorities.
Authorities recovered the following from Kolts’ room:
- 24 pipe bombs
- Smokeless pistol powder
- Fuse material
- 23 knives
- Two hatchets
- Two BB pellet-type rifles
- Six BB pellet-type handguns
She was arrested by police officers of the county on Thursday night after the woman’s parents stumbled upon the bombs in their home just outside Tampa Bay, according to authorities.
4/ It was Michelle Kolts’ parents that alerted @HCSOSheriff. Her parents were concerned about their adult daughter. When checking her bedroom they discovered the pipe bombs, weapons and bomb making materials. pic.twitter.com/YS2ja7Mz0H
— Isabel Rosales (@WFTSisabel) October 4, 2019
Officers also found more than twenty-four different types of knives, multiple BB guns, and hunting bows as well as dozens of books and DVDs on mass shootings, terrorism, and bomb-making, cops said.
Kolts was “consumed with the Columbine killings” along with other mass murders, Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a press conference Friday
She’s being held in the county jail in Tampa without bail.
Michelle Kolts Criminal Record
— Cait McVey (@CaitMcVey) October 4, 2019
Authorities were previously warned about Kolts last year by a book publisher who reported the radical readings the woman had bought.
Michelle Kolts Parents
The sheriff said Kolts was ruled not a threat at the time, though. Her parents told authorities their adult daughter was on the autism spectrum, Chronister said.
Michelle Kolts Charges
Kolts is facing 24 counts of making a destructive device with intent to harm, authorities said.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
The parents of Michelle Kolts, 27, called 911 early Thursday night and deputies found two dozen nail and pellet bombs that just needed gun powder to be detonated https://t.co/ufnw04prVL
— ?Justice is Served (@pleasesaveour) October 4, 2019