Man threatens to blow up Monroe County Sheriff’s Office unless someone comes to arrest him, police say

Philip Stone accused of making terrorist threats

Philip H. Stone (WDIV)

GAYLORD, Mich. – A man threatened to blow up the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office unless someone was sent to arrest him, police said.

Deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office learned Saturday about a social media post in which Philip H. Stone, 37, of Gaylor, threatened to blow up their building if the department didn’t send someone to arrest him by Jan. 13, according to authorities.

Stone also threatened to kill anyone who tried to arrest him for any reason and that his statement should be taken as a terrorist threat, officials said.

Stone was identified as the person who posted the threat, according to police. He has ties to the Monroe County area and was upset about a pending Friend of the Court hearing, authorities said.

Otsego County deputies were notified of the threats, so they went to Stone’s home, where he was arrested. He was taken to the Otsego County Jail, police said.

Stone was formally arraigned Monday (Jan. 4) in Otsego County on one charge of making terrorist threats.

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