Man arrested for DUI threatens shooting at school, police statio - FOX 32 News Chicago

Man arrested for DUI threatens shooting at school, police station

Posted: Updated:
PALOS HILLS (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Police said a drunken man arrested for DUI told police he was going to harm children at a school and come back and shoot people at the police station Monday in Palos Hills.

Michael L. Lynch, 31, of Palos Hills, was arrested for drunken driving at 2:26 a.m. Monday in the 8800 block of 107th Street, according to a release from Palos Hills police.

While in custody, Lynch referenced Friday's mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., several times while making his threats and comments about harming himself, the release said. He was then charged with disorderly conduct and taken to a local hospital for treatment, the release said.

After his arrest, Palos Hills police removed guns and ammunition from his home "for safe keeping," the release said.

No one from the police department was available to comment late Tuesday afternoon.

Share Your Photos & Video

Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices