A Lombard man who allegedly threatened a shooting attack at the DuPage County Courthouse has been arrested in Denver, authorities said today.
Daniel McDade, 31, was charged with threatening a public official and with disorderly conduct, according to a news release from the DuPage County Sheriff’s office.
McDade had been ordered to appear in the courthouse on April 4 for a drug test in connection with a driving under the influence charge, authorities said. At the time, he was free on bail.
Apparently upset by the order, McDade allegedly posted several “disturbing messages” on a social media site.
“In his multiple messages, McDade allegedly stated that...he would shoot several people, including children, police and public officials” at the courthouse, in what McDade called a "Columbine"-style shooting, according to the news release.
McDade was apprehended in Denver on April 2 after authorities received a tip, the release stated.