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Christopher McDonald

Christopher McDonald

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A deputy at the St. Louis City municipal court building told a co-worker Tuesday that he threatened to quit his job with a mass shooting. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Christopher McDonald, 48, told a deputy marshal he was, "going out with a bang, ABB style."

Another deputy told McDonald that he did not want to get shot. McDonald told him that he may carry out his plan Wednesday. He said he would text him the night before so the deputy could call in sick.

Court documents say that McDonald was arrested Wednesday. He has been charged with making a terrorist threat.  Bond is set at $10,000.

The ABB reference is to a 2010 shooting at a St. Louis County electrical transformer plant. A disgruntled worker walked into the plant, opened fire, and killed three people. He wounded five others before shooting himself. The shooter was a 25 year employee of ABB.

Read more details from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch here.