Man arrested for online domestic terror threat targeting Monroe County Sheriff’s Office

37-year-old Gaylord man threatened to blow up law enforcement agency’s building

Investigation continues after threats made against Monroe County Sheriff's Office

MONROE COUNTY, Mich. – A domestic terror threat posted on social media targeting the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is being investigated.

On Saturday, Jan. 2 the MCSO was notified about the social media post. In the online post a man threatened to harm the law enforcement agency and blow up its building if the MCSO did not send someone to arrest him by Jan. 13.

Later the man threatened to kill anyone who attempted to arrest him for any reason and noted that his post should be considered a terrorist threat.

The man was identified as a 37-year-old from Gaylord with ties to the Monroe County area. Law enforcement officials later learned the man was upset about a pending Friend of the Court hearing.

Officials say the man was taken to the Otsego County Jail. His identity will not be released before the arraignment.

Anyone with information is asked to call the MCSO Detective Bureau at 734-240-7530.


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