ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WMAR) - Police in Annapolis have arrested and charged James Armstead, 37, with threatening to injure a state official and two counts of phone misuse.
The charges stemmed from phone calls made by Armstead to the the Anne Arundel County Office of Child Support Enforcement.
Police say on August 7, Armstead called the office in Annapolis and made threats to kill employees and himself. He reference doing a "Batman" style shooting, referring to the tragedy in Aurora movie theater.
He said he would bring an AK-47 or other military style weapons to the office to accomplish this.
An arrest warrant was issued for Armstead as well as a search and seizure warrant for his home. Armstead was taken into police custody and no weapons were recovered at the home, however, evidence was recovered that indicated Armstead was trying to figure out how to obtain an AK-47.
Armstead is being held on a $60,000 bond.
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