Ohio man charged in eastern Michigan school threat

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PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A 32-year-old Ohio man has been charged in eastern Michigan with directing terrorist threats at a Port Huron elementary school and police officers, police announced Sunday.

The Detroit News reported that Dominik Hricovsky faces multiple charges, including a threat of terrorism, discharging a firearm in or at a building and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

A police statement accused Hricovsky of placing several calls to St. Clair County emergency dispatch threatening to burn down the Cleveland Elementary School and to shoot at police officers.

Dispatchers traced the calls to a Port Huron apartment where officers found Hricovsky visiting his girlfriend. An investigation also found Hricovsky had fired one round outside an apartment window, the police statement said.

The elementary school was locked down for about an hour until after the arrest of Hricovsky, who allegedly tried to flee as officers detained him. He had no known connection to the school and had been in Port Huron for no more than a few days, police said.

Hricovsky, who was being held in the St. Clair County Intervention Center on $250,000 bond, appeared in court Sunday — though it wasn’t clear if he has yet entered a plea. His next hearing is on March 9.

The name of an attorney for Hricovsky wasn’t immediately available.

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