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Man charged for threatening to 'shoot up' Gladwin County courthouse

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Authorities say they've charged a man with terrorism after he allegedly threatened to shoot people inside a county courthouse.

Gladwin County Sheriff Mike Shea said a Gladwin man, now identified as Anthony Ostrander, 19, was at the courthouse Wednesday afternoon when he threatened to “shoot up” the building.

Courthouse staff and police acted quickly, putting the building on lockdown for more than an hour.

The sheriff said they arrested Ostrander without incident about 2:30 p.m.

“It wasn’t a situation where someone received a threat, didn’t keep it to themselves, so they told folks what was going on, perceived it as credible. We obviously took it as a very credible threat and in a short time we had the individual in jail, so it ended well,” Shea said.

Ostrander is being held on a $1 million cash bond.

Shea said he didn't have a gun on him at the time.

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