Local Man Charged With Mass Shooting Threat

May 24, 2019

A local man has been charged with using his Facebook page to threaten a mass shooting at two businesses.

Michael Anthony Hall, 23, allegedly threatened to “shoot up” Hitachi Cable, a manufacturing company in the Ellyson Industrial Park, and Kelly Services, an employment agency on Corporate Woods Drive. He is facing a second degree felony charge of making a terroristic threat. He was released from the Escambia County Jail Thursday on a $50,000 bond.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office responded to Hitachi Cable on Ely Road in reference to threats after the company became aware of possible threats on Hall’s Facebook page. According to an arrest report, he made threats such as, “Now if when I spray the whole building”; “smell the BLOOD (metal) from the bodies from the highway”; “I promise to God when I get me a Mack or an Uzi, I’m [expletive] you [expletive] up, spraying the whole building”; and “I want to smell the blood from the bodies from the highway”.

Deputies were able to positively identify Hall from photographs on his Facebook page.

A Hitachi human resources manager told investigators that Hall  had been terminated. He was a temporary employee and  had voiced complaints about other employees. She told deputies that Hall stated that if certain coworkers kept talking “he was going to snap and they will need the police and ambulance there”, the arrest report states.  The HR boss told deputies that she and coworkers feared Hall would carry out the threats.

A Kelly Services representative was brought in, and Hall again made threats about “laying out” specific employees, according to authorities.

Hall was taken into custody on Pompano Street in Cantonment.

The Escambia County Jail lists Hall’s home address as Pace Parkway in Cantonment, while the arrest report lists his address as Thorndale Place in Atmore.


14 Responses to “Local Man Charged With Mass Shooting Threat”

  1. not Necessarily on May 28th, 2019 10:55 am

    Hold up @ZACH it would be the court system & not the sheriff’s office to blame.
    I also agree with others he needs mental help… again that would be the court system or family.

  2. Person on May 25th, 2019 9:56 pm

    No just walnut hill

  3. Zach on May 25th, 2019 12:34 am

    To be honest if anything happens after the release of this guy after he made those threats which is considered a felony in 1st degree. The Escambia county sheriff’s office will be to blame for any loss of life or injuries that occur. He needs to be given long term hospitalization or prison time up to 25 years.

  4. ann on May 24th, 2019 8:25 pm

    People make mistakes sometimes, yes they do need to learn from them but if this was any of yalls family members you would be defending them to.

  5. Aaron sage on May 24th, 2019 8:01 pm

    I don’t understand how threats of murder can b made an guy was released from jail ..

  6. chris on May 24th, 2019 11:51 am

    note to others: when making physical threats of violence towards others, always use an anon FB page. And poach some picture from Google so they cannot ID you. What a genius!

  7. Me 2 on May 24th, 2019 10:43 am

    Wow! Let out of jail? Seems like a stupid move! Is he being monitored? I hope he is!
    Watch your back Kelly and Hitachi!

  8. Trump on May 24th, 2019 9:37 am

    Employee of the month.

  9. tim on May 24th, 2019 9:27 am

    He could probably land a part time job – 3 to 5 years stamping out license plates in state prison.

  10. Tom on May 24th, 2019 9:17 am

    This individual needs help bad. He does not need to be out on bond. Lock him up.

  11. Howie on May 24th, 2019 8:49 am

    WOW ! Released from jail due to making terroristic threats. A mental evaluation should be conducted and hopefully he can be admitted to an institution for crazy people.

  12. fltom on May 24th, 2019 8:15 am

    Bravo Hitachi, Kelly Services, Escambia County Sheriff Dept and especially the person or persons that brought this loose cannon to their attention.

    A textbook example of how to handle such an issue.

  13. Lifendason on May 24th, 2019 7:54 am

    “I want to smell the blood from the bodies from the highway”.

    And they let the crazy go? WOW!!!

  14. Citizen on May 24th, 2019 1:13 am

    At least he’s not from Century

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