Hearing scheduled for man charged with making terrorist threat against Lakeside Mall

Posted at 1:45 PM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 14:35:27-04

A 20-year-old Shelby Township man charged with making a terrorist threat against Lakeside Mall appeared in court for a preliminary hearing Tuesday.


Tyler Tindell was arraigned Monday, March 12 and locked up on $150,000 bond. He facing up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Police say he had sent text messages planning a mass shooting at Lakeside Mall.

"This one was different than some of the other ones that this person gave specific details as to what he was going to do and made reference to both Parkland and Sandy Hook," said Sterling Height Deputy Police Chief Mark Coil.

During the investigation, officers from the Sterling Heights Police Department were sent to provide additional security to the mall and surrounding community.

“At no time was the safety of anybody at Lakeside Mall in jeopardy; this, in large part, was because of the communication between all law enforcement agencies involved in this case,” said Coil.