‘Numerous guns’ found in home of Iron Mountain man charged for threatening schools
DICKINSON COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - As an Iron Mountain man charged for making threats to Dickinson County area schools is scheduled to return to court later this week, a court transcript from his arraignment reveals new details about the case.
Kyle Anthony Holmberg, 30, was arraigned in Dickinson County District Court Monday, Sept. 25 on one felony charge of false report or threat of terrorism. He was arrested Sunday, Sept. 24 after the Iron Mountain Police Department and the Kingsford Public Safety Department each received a report from an MSP tip line about a possible threat to either Woodland Elementary or North Elementary schools.
At the time of Holmberg’s arrest, police only released that a threat had been reported and a search of Holmberg’s home had been conducted, but did not detail how the threat was made and what was found. On Sept. 26, TV6 requested the court transcript from Holmberg’s arraignment to learn more because Judge Julie LaCost opted not to live-stream the arraignment.
The transcript reveals, via Judge LaCost, that Holmberg was reported for making comments to a coworker “on more than one occasion” that it would be “easy to carry out a school shooting and further commented that it would be done during spirit week.”
Judge LaCost also said in court that ammunition and guns were seized from Holmberg’s residence, including an “AR style assault rifle.”
“That causes the Court great concern, especially considering what I’ve observed in the media as the types of AR assault rifles being used in these mass killings in schools, streets, theaters, shopping malls, and everywhere else that these tragedies are occurring,” said LaCost.
LaCost then advised Holmberg not to say anything until he had a lawyer.
The prosecution also revealed that, in his comments about school shootings, Holmberg allegedly mentioned a particular family member who is a student at one of the schools. For this reason, in setting Holmberg’s bond — at $250,000 with a cash/surety of 10 percent — Holmberg must not have contact with anyone under the age of 18, including young family members.
Additional conditions of Holmberg’s bond include no contact with a particular coworker, no possession of firearms or other dangerous weapons, no drug or alcohol use, and no internet use.
Holmberg is scheduled for a preliminary exam on Thursday.
Last published: Sep 26, 2023 12:31:56 PM
The Iron Mountain man arrested Sunday after police said he threatened two Dickinson County elementary schools is charged with one felony following an arraignment Monday.
Kyle Anthony Holmberg, 30, was arraigned in Dickinson County District Court late Monday afternoon. He is charged with one felony count of false report or threat of terrorism.
Holmberg was arrested Sunday after the Iron Mountain Police Department and the Kingsford Public Safety Department received a report from an MSP tip line of a possible threat to either Woodland Elementary or North Elementary schools at approximately 4:00 p.m. The threat was supposed to happen during Spirit Week.
Police said they determined that the suspect, Holmberg, lived in Iron Mountain. After searching his residence, he was taken into custody.
Holmberg is scheduled for a probable cause conference on Oct. 6 and a preliminary exam on Oct. 12. The court set his bond at $250,000 with a cash/surety of ten percent.
Last published: Sep 25, 2023 3:47:27 PM
An Iron Mountain man was arrested Sunday after threatening two elementary schools in Dickinson County.
The Iron Mountain Police Department and the Kingsford Public Safety Department received a report from an MSP tip line of a possible threat to either Woodland Elementary or North Elementary schools at approximately 4:00 p.m.
The threat was supposed to happen during Spirit Week. According to authorities, it was determined within a couple of hours that the suspect who was thought to live in Kingsford actually lived in Iron Mountain. A search warrant was drafted and approved by the court to search the residence.
Knowing the suspect was contained in his residence, officers conducted surveillance until the search warrant was executed at approximately 10:00 p.m.
A 30-year-old man was taken into custody and lodged in the Dickinson County Correctional Center pending review of the complaint and issuance of charges from the Dickinson County Prosecutors Office.
The Iron Mountain Police Department was assisted in this investigation by the Kingsford Public Safety Department. Assisting on the scene with the search and taking the suspect into custody were the Kingsford Public Safety Department, Dickinson County Sheriffs Department and the Norway Police Department.
No further information can or will be released until after the suspect’s arraignment in 95-B District Court.
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