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Employee threatens to 'shoot this **** up' after told to 'perform a work task' in Armada Twp.

Posted at 7:41 AM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 17:20:22-04

ARMADA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ — A 29-year-old St. Clair Shores man is sitting in Macomb County jail after police say he made a terrorist threat at his job in Armada Township.

According to Michigan State Police, Jonathan Keck has been charged with one county of Making a Terrorist Threat. He was arraigned in Romeo District Court and given a $100,000 bond.

On Wednesday, troopers responded to 17985 Armada Center Road for a report of threats made by an employee. The person who called police said they asked the employee to "perform a work task." That's at Blake's Orchard and Cider Mill.

The suspect then appeared visibly upset by the request, according to the caller. The complainant told officers when he left the room, he heard the 29-year-old suspect say to himself: "One day I am going to shoot this *expletive* up."

Troopers contacted the suspect at his St. Clair Shores home. During an interview, police say they learned Keck made other threats against customers at his job.

In a statement, Blake's said: "The Blake family’s first priority has always been to maintain the safety and well-being of our visitors and staff. While we have never experienced anything like this in our 73 years of business, our organization takes any threat seriously, so we immediately put our safety plan into action and now feel like we can get back to the business of serving our customers and providing them with the first-class experience and service that Blake’s is known for in the community.

This issue was contained outside of our property with the immediate and swift support of the authorities as soon as we learned about it. We welcome our valued customers to enjoy our property as usual."