Oakland County Sheriff's Office seeks suspect in Pontiac shooter threat
The Oakland County Sheriff's Office is searching for a male they claim made threats to shoot staff members at Common Ground Resource and Crisis Center on Tuesday.
Deputies responded to the center located in building 32E of the Oakland County complex at 1200 N. Telegraph Road in Pontiac shortly before midnight when a staff member said she received a threatening phone call.
The suspect made a threat to shoot staff members as they left the facility at the end of their shift, stating he believed the facility was overmedicating its patients, according to police.
Deputies checked the complex for the suspect and tracked the GPS coordinates of the phone number to a 48-year-old man calling from the west side of Detroit.
Staff members had a deputy on standby Wednesday as staff members changed shifts and the Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Team is looking for the suspect.
The incident comes less than a month after a resident of Common Ground was jailed after attacking another resident and two staff members and destroying property.
On Dec. 7, a 22-year-old Pontiac man used his cell phone wrapped in a sock as a weapon, striking one employee in the head and another resident in the mouth, police said at the time. He then proceeded to grab a second staff member, throwing them to the floor, before retreating into a nearby office, police said.
Employees were transferred to McLaren Oakland Hospital and the male was taken to the Oakland County Jail.