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Man faces terrorism charge for alleged threats against Macomb County judge

Keith Arnold Rebar accused of making threats to place pressure-cooker bombs under Judge Katherine Viviano's car

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MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – A Washington Township man is facing a terrorism threat charge for allegedly making bomb and death threats against a Macomb County judge.

Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith charged Keith Arnold Rebar with one count of false report or threat of terrorism, a felony with a maximum penalty of 20 years. 

Police and prosecutors said that Rebar, 55, made repeated threats to place pressure-cooker bombs under Judge Katherine Viviano's car and shoot at her if he didn't get his way with child custody issues that might come before her court. Rebar also threatened to break out windows of Sterling Heights police vehicles. Police said Rebar told detectives that he had visions of entering an office, lining people up, and shooting bullets above their heads.

Rebar was arrested Wednesday. He is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in 41B District Court, Clinton Township.