Man arrested for threatening to kill judge, blow up courthouse

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A Pontiac man engaged in a custody battle was arrested for a terrorism threat to blow up the Oakland County courthouse and kill the judge in his case.

Police say Anthony Jeffrey Brodie, 24, became enraged and told an acquaintance he would kill Judge Lisa Gorcyca and blow up the 6th Circuit Court building in Pontiac, if he was not treated fairly, earlier this month.

Brodie indicated he was ready and willing to "go to war" for custody of his son, and that he had been researching Timothy McVeigh's actions in the Oklahoma City bombing and how he had accomplished the bombing.  Brodie indicated told the acquaintance that he agreed with McVeigh's views on the government.

Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper authorized a felony warrant against Brodie for "False Report or Threat of Terrorism" which is a 20 felony and includes up to a $20,000 fine.

Oakland County Sheriff's Detectives from the Sheriff's Special Investigations Unit obtained a warrant Sept. 27 and Brodie was taken into custody late Wednesday morning by the U.S. Marshalls where he works in Ann Arbor, at the request of the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

Judge Lisa Gorcyca made headlines when she was found guilty of misconduct by the Michigan Judicial Commission for her behavior in a hearing for the Tsimhoni family. In 2015 she remanded three children to Children's Village Detention Center for refusing to spend time with their father.

Brodie will be video arraigned on September 29, 2016 in the 50th District Court in Pontiac
 

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