Shelby Township man accused of making threat to shoot up Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights

Tyler Tindell arrested on suspicion of shooting threat

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 20-year-old man is being held in lieu of $150,000 bail after making threats to shoot up a local mall in Sterling Heights, police said.

Police said Tyler Tindell had plans to go on a mass shooting at the Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights.

On Monday afternoon, Tindell faced a judge and heard his charges.

"False report or threat of terrorism, that you did threaten to do an act of terrorism and did communicate that threat to another person,” the judge said.

Deputy Chief Mark Coil, of the Shelby Township Police Department, said the charges came after Tindell was arrested for domestic terrorism.

"That is a felony punishable up to 20 years in prison, a fine up to $20,000 plus cost,” the judge said.

Coil said police received multiple tips that Tindell was planning to shoot up Lakeside Mall. He sent threatening text messages outlining his plans, police said.

On Friday, police executed a search warrant at his home, where they found a gun.

On Monday, a judge issued Tindell bond with stipulations. Tindall pleaded not guilty. He will be on house arrest.

He’s also not allowed near Eisenhower High School and Lakeside Mall.

He is due back in court for a probable cause conference March 26 at 8:30 a.m.

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Larry Spruill Jr. joined the Local 4 News team in January 2018. Prior, he worked at WJAX in Jacksonville, Florida. Larry grew up as a military kid because his father is a retired Chief of the United States Air Force.