Man arrested Monday after making Mass Shooting threat near University of Illinois campus  


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CHAMPAIGN – A man has been arrested after being accused of making terrorist threats, including sending hundreds of emails to Champaign Mayor Deb Feinen.

Michael Miller, 54 of Savory, was arrested Monday on a count of making a terrorist threat. 

According to Champaign Police, Miller allegedly sent hundreds of emails to the mayor, including several email threats.  In one he made a threat to commit a mass shooting in Champaign near ”First and Green Streets” just blocks away from the University of Illinois campus.

Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Ritz said Miller made threats to commit a mass shooting in Champaign, specifically near First and Green referencing “a handful of folk he would personally want to murder,” on July 24th.

A week after the email, a warrant for Miller’s Arrest was issued Monday, Champaign police report discovering three ghost gun kits and materials to make 9mm ammunition.

Miller is being held on $1 Million bond.


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