BATTLE CREEK (WWJ/AP) - A 33-year-old Michigan man is charged with making a false report or threat of terrorism after authorities say he threatened to contaminate the water supply and kill judges.
Chad Baase, of Albion, was also arraigned this week on the of using a computer to commit a crime. He was ordered held on $50,000 bond ahead of a Aug. 20 hearing.
Baase was arrested Tuesday afternoon by deputies from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department after a message was posted on Facebook.
Calhoun County Commissioner Steve Frisbie told The Battle Creek Enquirer that Baase sent him a private message, threatening to contaminate the water supply.
“He said in his message that he painted three water towers this summer and had access to them,” Frisbie said. “He said, ‘I am going to hurt people. I am going to kill people.”
Lt. Aaron Wiersma said Baase told deputies he was angry about a child custody case and didn’t intend to follow through with the threats.
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