Reed City man arrested for posting videos threatening FSU online

REED CITY — A Reed City man was arrested Sunday for allegedly making threats to Ferris State University and other organizations.

According to a press release from the Michigan State Police (MSP), at approximately 3 a.m. on Sunday, law enforcement became aware of multiple videos posted online by an individual threatening Ferris State University, area hospitals, the veterans affair’s office and military police personnel.

The 33-year-old suspect, whose name has not yet been released pending arraignment in Osceola County, was identified after the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center became engaged with the investigation.

An arrest warrant was authorized by the Osceola County Prosecutor’s Office, and the suspect was arrested at his residence Sunday evening.

The suspect was lodged in the Osceola County Jail on two felony charges and one misdemeanor charge, including posting terroristic threats, using a computer to commit a felony and illegal use of a telecommunication device. Bond was set at $1 million.

State police say there was never a physical threat to any of the organizations or businesses the suspect threatened in the videos, and there currently is no threat to any of the organizations.

Officials with Ferris State University thanked those involved with the investigation in a statement posted on Twitter on Monday.

“The University is grateful for the collaborative efforts and quick action taken by campus, local, state and federal law enforcement officials,” the statement read.

Police agencies were supported by the MSP Sixth District Emergency Services Team personnel, the MSP Sixth District Fugitive Team and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Posted by Taylor Fussman

Taylor is the cops and courts reporter for the Pioneer and Herald Review newspapers. She can be reached at (231) 592-8362 or by email at tfussman@pioneergroup.com.

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