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Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, 5:12 p.m.

Deputies arrested a man Thursday on charges of threatening to blow up the City-County Building, Downtown, as well as the Brentwood police station, Allegheny County Sheriff William P. Mullen said.

Michael Simcoe, 33, of Brentwood, is charged with making terroristic threats and theatening to use weapons of mass destruction, Mullen said.

The sheriff said Simcoe gave deputies a written statement that says he made a few “non-serious comments that were interpreted as threats.”

Deputies responded Thursday morning to the City-County Building to reports of a disturbance. When they arrived at the Department of Court Records, a county employee told them about threats a man was making. That's when Simcoe admitted he made comments about blowing up buildings and was taken into custody, Mullen said.

Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or

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