Skip to main content

Fruitport Man Turns Himself in After Making Terrorist Threats in Court

LANSING – During his Probable Cause Conference, Daniel Callahan, 59, of Fruitport, turned himself in at the 61st District Court on a $500,000 bond with a GPS tether. He was charged with threatening gun violence over the course of his appeal in a separate case against the State of Michigan.

On February 15, 2023, while appearing before the Michigan Court of Appeals 3rd District Court in Grand Rapids for a separate issue, Callahan expressed frustration with the government by asking on the record, “What is it going to take, somebody to get shot before the State acts on it?” On February 23, 2023, Callahan filed a pleading in the same case, stating that if the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court did not act lawfully, they and other entities would earn a “future Performance Award for MSU Stage Act 2, West Michigan 2023.”

“We will continue to pursue those who threaten and intimidate government officials or public bodies with their words and deeds,” Nessel said. “My office is determined to take action against terrorist threats whether in open court or in public.”

Callahan was arrested on March 4, 2023, on the following charges:

  • False Report or Threat of Terrorism and Computers, a 20-year felony; and
  • Using a Computer to Commit, a maximum 20-year felony.

The Michigan Department of Attorney General’s Hate Crimes and Domestic Terrorism Unit is the first statewide unit of its kind in America. If you are a victim of a hate crime or have credible information about a hate crime, please contact the Department of Attorney General at 313-456-0040.


Correction note: A previous press release indicated that Callahan lives in Ottawa County. He is a resident of Muskegon County.

Please note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. The Department does not provide booking photos.

Media Contact: