The gunman Who opened fire in a building? Colorado LGBTQ club Saturday night, killing five people, had prior run-ins with the law He even threatened his mother with a homemade explosive, according to reports.

Anderson Lee Aldrich — who was recovering in a hospital after the attack — Had been arrested and charged with menacing and first-degree kidnapping in June 2021 for allegedly making a threat to detonate an explosive, according to police records.

Aldrich had “multiple weapons” and ammunition in his possession when he allegedly threatened to unleash carnage — causing ten homes in the area to be evacuated.

On November 20, 2022, people held a vigil in front of a temporary memorial near Club Q. Colorado Springs.

A little girl is spotted with a candle near a makeshift memorial for the Club Q nightclub victims on Nov. 20, 2022 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
A little girl is seen holding a candle in front of a temporary memorial to the victims of Club Q on Nov. 20, 2022. Colorado Springs, Colo.

A message to visitors sits at a makeshift memorial near the Club Q nightclub on Nov. 20, 2022 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
On Nov. 20, 2022, a memorial made of materials is placed near Club Q nightclub. Colorado Springs, Colo.

The police did not find any homemade explosives.

His mother refused to cooperate with investigators. Aldrich Was not charged. according to local Fox-affiliate station KDVR.

The records were sealed to help him avoid any future charges. “red flag” According to the Associated Press, laws and possible seizure weapons.

Aldrich He claimed that the case was dropped after leaving a voicemail to the paper, in which he requested the removal or updating of the story.

“There is absolutely nothing there, the case was dropped, and I’m asking you either remove or update the story,” He said it in a voicemail to The Gazette. “The entire case was dismissed.”

A spokesperson for the district attorney’s office said its investigation into the night club shooting will also include a probe of the bomb threat.

Gun control activists wanted to know if red flag law If the tragedy could have been avoided or flagged, it would have been used. Aldrich To authorities

“We need heroes beforehand — parents, co-workers, friends who are seeing someone go down this path,” Colorado state Rep. Tom Sullivan, whose son was killed in the Aurora theater shooting and sponsored the state’s red flag law In 2019 it was passed “This should have alerted them, put him on their radar.”

Law enforcement personnel stand outside Club Q following the shooting in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Nov. 20, 2022.
Following the shooting at Club Q, police officers are seen standing outside Club Q. Colorado Springs, Colo., November 20, 2022

Aldrich allegedly entered Club Q in El Paso County with a long gun just before midnight and immediately opened fire on patrons and employees — until several customers were able to stop the bloodshed and subdued him.

Five people died and 18 were injured — seven critically, police said. Investigators are investigating the motive for the attack and whether hate crime charges should be filed. The FBI is also involved in the investigation.

With Post wires.