ROYAL OAK (WWJ) – A Royal Oak doctor is facing terrorism and other felony charges, accused of threatening to kill government officials and others.
According to authorities, 47-year-old Dr. Kumar Singh made numerous death threats online, by phone and via text message over the weekend targeting several people.
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton says investigators believe the threats are related to what the doctor believes was mistreatment in a criminal case in 2013-14 that Singh claims tarnished his reputation.
“The doctor made threats over the internet, several different means, against a number of individuals in the criminal justice system — threatening to kill prosecutors, judges, attorneys involved, bailiffs in the courthouse and other people related to one of the assistant prosecutors,” Leyton said.
Singh is charged with 21 felonies and one misdemeanor count, including numerous counts of terrorism, using a computer to commit a crime, ethnic intimidation and other related crimes.
Leyton explained Genesee County took over the case because Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper and her assistant prosecutor were two of the victims who received threats from Singh.
Search warrants executed pursuant to the investigation of these threats turned up “weapons and other evidence” at Singh’s Royal Oak residence, prosecutors say.
Leyton said he’s not able at this time to speak more specifically about what was found, but said they’re taking the threats very seriously.
“The fact of the matter is that based upon evidence that we gathered, we perceive this to be a real threat, and we weren’t going to wait around to see what might transpire,” he told WWJ’s Zahra Huber. “So we were proactive, and based on the evidence these charges have been issued.”
Singh was arrested his home Monday morning and arraigned Wednesday in 44th District Court.