Detroit man facing felony charges for Snapchat threat to shoot police

A 28-year-old man from Detroit is facing felony charges for threatening on Snapchat to shoot police officers.

Authorities say Martin Gisstennal took the video as he drove past first responders at an accident. 

In the video, Gisstennal is holding a Glock handgun and making statements he was going to shoot police officers, as he drove by officers, paramedics, and firefighters who were working a car crash at Greenfield and Normandy in Royal Oak. 

Royal Oak detectives learned of the video in March of 2019 and immediately started to investigate. After an exhaustive investigation, Martin Gisstennal was identified by investigators as the suspect who was holding the gun and speaking in the video.

Gisstennal is charged with one count of false report or threat of terrorism, a felony which carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison, and one count of carrying a concealed weapon, a felony which carries a penalty of up to 5 years in prison. 

Gisstennal's criminal history includes convictions for driving while license suspended.

On Saturday, August 10, 2019, Gisstennal was arraigned. His bond was set at $25,000.00, cash/surety, no 10%. 

He's due in court again on August 19.