Vigo County man arrested for threatening health care worker, ATF, FBI called after weapons and explosives found in his home

On Friday morning, police began serving a search warrant at a home on 936 E. Sunset Pike Drive in southern Vigo County.

Posted: Aug. 17, 2018 2:14 PM
Updated: Aug. 17, 2018 7:01 PM

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - A Vigo County man is behind bars and hundreds of weapons have been seized.

On Friday morning, police began serving a search warrant at a home on 936 E. Sunset Pike Drive in southern Vigo County.

That home belongs to 55-year-old Gary Diana.

It started when Diana allegedly threatened a healthcare worker.

That healthcare worker informed her supervisor who then contacted police.

The healthcare worker told police he had numerous weapons inside the home.

That is when Vigo County Sheriff Greg Ewing said they enacted an Indiana law called the 'Red Flag Law.'

That law allows police, with a warrant, to take custody of a person's firearms if they believe the public is in danger.

On Friday morning, police stopped Diana while he was leaving his home.

That is when police began searching his home.

That is where they say they found hundreds of weapons and highly explosive materials.

That forced the Vigo County Sheriff's Office to bring in help from the Indiana State Police bomb squad, ATF, and FBI.

Ewing told us Diana's gun collection was the largest he had ever seen.

Now, the agencies involved are investing each weapon...one by one.

Police say they will hold onto the weapons until a court decides what should happen next.

Diana was arrested and is facing a charge of felony intimidation.

We will continue to follow this story and bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.

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