Selfridge employee arraigned for threatening to "shoot up" personnel at base

Selfridge employee, Roque Diegel, was in court on Tuesday for an arraignment stemming from threats he allegedly made to "shoot up" personnel at base. 

"It's alleged that you did threaten to commit an act of terrorism and did communicate that threat to another person," said a prosecutor. 

Although Diegel denied these allegations, Michigan State Police say their investigation led to a male suspect from Harrison Township, and eventually that suspect was identified as Diegel, 

In fact, MSP Detectives executed a search warrant at the suspect's Harrison Township home and seized over 70 firearms and more than a 100-rounds of ammunition. 

While being arraigned, Diegal was told by prosecutors the punishment he could potentially face. 

"That would be a felony punishable up to 20-years in prison and or a $20,0000 fine as well as reimbursement to the government for expenses that occurred during that violation," said a prosecutor. 

Officials and prosecutors say based on the nature of the allegations and evidence recovered, they requested a high bond. 

"Bond is set at $250,000 cash surety," said a prosecutor. 

During the arraignment, Diegel said he would have no reason to do what he was accused of. 

"I'm a 21-year veteran, with 12-years of fulltime service and only 3-weeks' away from my retirement," Diegel said, "I have no reason to do anything bad to anybody because I'm looking for a pension."

Outside of the courtroom, Diegel did have some support. 

"I hope he gets through this and in my opinion, he's innocent," said a supporter.