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A Michigan man was found guilty of making threats during a court hearing

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(CBS DETROIT) – A man from Michigan charged with threats during a court hearing was found guilty, announced the Office of the Attorney General.

Daniel Callahan, 60, of Fruitport, was convicted of false report or threat of terrorism and using a computer to commit a crime.

Officials said Callahan made the threat during a civil case in the Michigan Court of Appeals in February 2023. During the hearing, Callahan expressed frustration with the government, saying, “What is it going to take for someone to get shot before the state acts on it?”

Later that month, Callahan filed a plea in the same case, saying that if the state appeals court and Supreme Court did not act legally, they and other entities would earn a “future performance award for ‘MSU Stage Act 2, West Michigan 2023.’

“Threats against public officials must be taken seriously, first and foremost, to protect their lives but also to protect the essential functions of our public safety and justice systems,” Attorney General Dana Nessel said in a press release. “My office will hold those who attempt to intimidate public servants with violence I am grateful that the jury saw the serious, dangerous and criminal nature of Callahan’s threats against the courts.

Sentencing has not yet been scheduled.

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