Charges filed against man accused of L.C.C. threats


(UPDATE) – 31-year-old David Dennis Tomaszycki has been arrested after making threats to students and staff at “Lansing Community College.”

Eaton County Sheriff’s Deputies received a call around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning from a concerned employee at L.C.C. who reported the threat. That’s when they notified L.C.C. Police.

Authorities say they can’t reveal what the threat is regarding, but they do say it was severe enough for them to take action.

“Anytime that we receive a threat of any kind whether it’s with a weapon, say a firearm or knives or anything, we take that seriously,” said Eaton County Sheriff Tom Reich.

Sheriff Reich says when the tip came in around 1 o’clock Wednesday morning, law enforcement contacted L.C.C. Police, who led the investigation and that’s when they sprang into action.

A few hours later, Tomaszycki was arrested in Howell and he’s lodged at the Eaton County jail.

He was arraigned early Wednesday afternoon.

“He was given a $50,000 bond and also there are some other conditions that he’ll have to stay here until he either makes bond and if he does make bond, he’ll be on a GPS tether,” Sheriff Reich stated.

The Michigan State Police also investigated and F/Lieutenant Lisa Rish of the MSP Lansing post says situations like this, serve as a great reminder that if you see something suspicious, say something.

“We just never know what’s going to happen. Typically if you look around the country, we’ve had several school shootings and if we can have the ability to stop that or prevent that from happening than you know that’s our job to do so,” F/Lt. Rish stated.

“These types of calls or tips that you want to call it they’re very important and it saves lives,” Sheriff Reich said.

Tomaszycki will be back in court on September 17th. He’s facing charges of “false report or threat of terrorism,” and “malicious use of telecommunication services.”

One man is in custody today and Lansing Community College Police are investigating a threat made last night against the college.

According to LCC Police, just before 1:00 a.m. today  LCC received information from the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office that a student was making threats against the college community.

LCC police and and the Michigan State Police investigated the threat and just before 4:00 a.m. LCC Police took a 31-year-old man was taken into custody. 

He is currently being held at the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office.

Four agencies, the LCC police, Michigan State Police, the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office and the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.

6 News is told that a student called in a tip and that’s how police found out about threat, which investigators say was made through a text message.

The threat  inolved physical harm to the college community but not one specific person.

No one was hurt.

The identity of the suspect has not been released pending charges and arraignment.

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