Man accused of threatening to shoot people at Detroit Skate Club with AR-15

Benjamin Denning

Authorities say a man called the Detroit Skate Club in Bloomfield Township and threatened to shoot people with an AR-15.

According to police, Benjamin Denning, 38, identified himself on the call made April 18. He also allegedly said in the voicemail that he would shoot any police who responded. 

A warrant for misuse of telecommunications services was issued for Denning on Tuesday, and he was arrested later that day.

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Police said Denning, who is from Pontiac, also had a warrant from October 2020 stemming from calls made to the 48th District Court.

Denning was given a $300,000 cash bond for the previous calls and denied bond for the skate club threats.