A Barberton man has been charged with aggravated menacing after being accused of making threats about "going postal" at the Summit County Department of Job and Family Services in Akron.
James L. Carroll, 28, was arrested Monday at his residence without incident, authorities said. He is accused of posting on Facebook about "some people deserving to have a bullet in their brain" and "going postal on the building," Summit County Sheriff's Office spokesman Bill Holland said.
"He was dissatisfied with services he was receiving," he said.
The alleged threat comes just days after people were killed in mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton.
Holland said local authorities were alerted by the Statewide Terrorism Analysis & Crime Center in Columbus which monitors social media. The Sheriff's Office responded along with Akron police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Carroll was arraigned Monday in Akron Municipal Court and released on a $5,000 signature bond. A pretrial is set for Aug. 14. An attorney was not listed for Carroll.
“The safety of our staff and the citizens we serve is of the utmost importance," said Greta Johnson, assistant chief of staff to Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro." We continue to work with the Summit County Sheriff's Office to ensure the safety of all of those in all of our buildings. We encourage the community to be vigilant, and if they identify a statement that they perceive as a threat, we encourage them to reach out to local law enforcement."