Police: Man threatened to 'shoot up' workplace

Brandon Miller

August 10, 2012 2:14:44 PM PDT
A Wilmington man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to bring a machine gun to work and "shoot the place up."

Brandon Miller, 30, of the 300 block of Park Lane, has been charged with a felony count of terroristic threatening, criminal trespass and related offenses.

It was shortly after 10:00 a.m. Thursday when police were called to the Discover Financial Services building in the unit block of Reads Way in New Castle for a report of an employee who was on the property and possibly armed with an AK-47.

When officers arrived employees began pointing at a picnic area near the building. Police say they found Miller sitting at a table and ordered him to the ground. He was taken into custody without incident.

During the investigation, police say they learned Miller had been placed on leave by the company the day before after an incident in which he allegedly threatened an employee. It was during that conversation that Miller mentioned bringing the AK-47, police said.

Police say they obtained a search warrant for Miller's vehicle and his residence.? Police discovered a BB gun in the trunk of his vehicle that was confiscated, and 4.4 grams of marijuana that was found in his residence that was seized.

Miller was arraigned and released on $4,500 unsecured bond and ordered to have no contact with Discover Financial Services.

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