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Sterling Heights Man Arrested For Threatening 'Large Scale Violence' After He Was Fired From Mortgage Company In Pontiac

His guns were confiscated

December 06, 2018 - 4:21 pm

(WWJ) A 31-year-old man, of Sterling Heights, was charged with making a terrorist threat or false report of terrorism, a 20-year felony, after he texted the boss who fired him at United Shore Mortgage in Pontiac and threatened "large scale violence."

Ahmed Anwarullah had also allegedly posted a picture of himself holding a firearm on Snapchat. A coworker spotted it and reported it to authorities.

Deputies tracked down Anwarullah at his place in Sterling Heights, where he was arrested and turned over to the Oakland County Sheriff's Department. 

Deputies were granted permission to take five firearms out of the suspect’s home, which are being held for safekeeping.  The suspect was lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending the issuance of criminal charges.  

Anwarullah was arraigned today at the 50th District Court, where his bond was set at $50,000 cash or surety. The judge also ordered that Ahmed be placed on GPS tether prior to release and that he surrender his passport. A probable cause conference was scheduled for Dec. 18.