Man who threatened LCC had AR-15
The man who police say made a threat against LCC has been charged with making a terrorist threat.
According to court documents, Lansing Police received information on November 29, 2017 at about 1:50 p.m. from Dewitt City Police. They informed Sergeant Bahl with LPD that they were in the process of talking to a young man about a possible threat to the campus community at Lansing Community College.
The young man in contact with Dewitt PD said that his friend, Damian Douglas Walker texted him and told him not to go to LCC Wednesday. Walker told him that if he was to go to LCC that he should wear red pants and a red shirt so that he would be easily identified. He then told him to watch the news at about 3:00 p.m. to see what he was about to do. Walker sent the reporting party a video of himself loading his AR-15 magazines, and thousands of rounds of ammunition on the floor.
Lansing Community College was evacuated just before 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. They closed LCC Downtown, West, and East campus locations. Normal operations resumed on Thursday.
Lansing Police, and Eaton County police made contact with Walker at his apartment. They found he was in possession of an AR-15, 12 loaded magazines, and an ammo can full of loose ammunition. He also had another rifle. He was apprehended and brought to the Lansing Police Department Jail.
Later that day another witness stepped forward. They provided the same information the first witness did. They also reported seeing pictures, or video on Snapchat that Walker had sent. Walker had sent them a picture of all his ammo and told them not to go to class together.
The witnesses were able to identify Damian Walker. They had his phone number, and were familiar with his apartment. When police made contact with Walker the witnesses identified him again.