Police: Ohio man threatened to burn down Port Huron school, shoot officers

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Posted at 4:07 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 16:22:55-05

PORT HURON, Mich. (WXYZ) — An Ohio man is in police custody after allegedly threatening to burn down Cleveland Elementary School in Port Huron and then shoot police, authorities said Wednesday.

Wednesday morning, the suspect made several calls to St. Clair County Dispatch posing threats. The elementary school subsequently went into a soft lockdown for roughly an hour before the man was located.

Police later located the 32-year-old who was visiting his girlfriend in Port Huron and staying at her apartment when police made the arrest.

The man attempted to run from officers and also tried physically fighting them, which prompted officers to deploy a taser. He also gave several false names until police were able to positively identify him using a portable fingerprint scanner.

The suspect is now at the St. Clair County Intervention Center and faces charges of terrorism using telecommunication to commit a crime, false report or threat of a bomb, and resisting and obstructing arrest.

He was not given bond.